Friday, May 25, 2012

Flannel Friday-The Shape Song

I like using music in story time, because it allows you a different way of telling a story or rhyme.  Plus, you are slowing down the language for the ECRR2 skills that we use.  Songs also give you the opportunity to pass out props so all of the kids can participate at the same time.  This song I originally found in one of the Mailbox books many years ago (I just didn't write down which one).

The Shape Song
to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Put your square in the air, in the air.
Put your square in the air, in the air.
Put your square in the air
And then wave it way up there.
Put your square in the air, in the air.

I used an AccuCut die machine to cut out various shapes, such as triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles.  I cut all of one shape out of the same color so kids can use colors to help figure out shapes that they don't know.  For example, when I hold up the purple triangle, everyone will hold up a triangle, whether they recognize it by shape or color.

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1 comment:

  1. LOVE the way you mention ways to help each child be successful and tie their learning something new to something they already know.

    I have a couple of more verses to that song if you would like them. It gives the little ones a chance to do more with their shape and it encourages them to listen and follow directions. I use the song with lots of different themes ~ hearts for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, pumpkins for Halloween or Fall, rabbits for Easter, farm animals for a Farm storytime, etc. You gotta LOVE the die cut machine, don't you?

    Just pop me an email if you want the other verses. I'm at storytimeabcs(at)gmail(dot)com

    I really enjoyed your post. Have a relaxing holiday weekend!


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