Linky Party called "Three Things". In these posts, we will be blogging about three fun, exciting things we are using in our classrooms.
#1. Puppets Vocal Exploration and Call and Response
I teach Junior Kindergarten through Fourth Grade and especially for the little ones, JrK/K I often use these stick puppets to teach call and response and vocal exploration. They always crack the wee ones up and I find so many uses for them; exploring vocal ranges, types of voices (animal, alien, etc.) and for teaching movement directions as well (hold one in left hand for actions to the left, another in right, etc.). These little critters are durable and oh-so-fun. Available here.
#2. Hands to Hands, Clapping Songs and Games from Around the World
I have used many songs from my book that my kiddos love, especially Global Greetings! The middle part of the song has "hello" in 8 different languages and various ways to say "hi" in English. A very fun clapping mixer game is included!! The book is on the upper left part of the page, and is available from Beatin' Path Publicationshere.