Rhythm sticks aren’t the most exciting of instruments, but this song makes them a little more fun…don’t you think? My little church mice would agree: they’ve been hammering, sawing, and painting in rhythm to it for the last few weeks.
Charity Kahn and the Jam Band have a pretty great collection of music that gets kids moving, and I’ve used several of their tunes over the last couple of years. Another favorite song is “Your Body’s an Instrument” from their CD, JAM.
Oh, and if you actually do have a treehouse (because most of us do, right?!) and you’re weather is anything like mine today, you better be climbing up into it today. Or maybe you could just take your dog for a walk or do some gardening instead ;) No matter which way you spend this beautiful Sunday, enjoy!
Super cute song, Rachel! You’re so creative. :)
I wanted to mention a song of which this song reminded me: “When I Build My House” by Parachute Express. You could probably do the same things with the rhythm sticks to that song, but I like to turn it into a type of sound story, using different instruments for each tool/movement. I use pictures of the tools as well to help remind the kids when it is their turn to play. It’s really fun! But I will have to add this Treehouse song to my repertoire. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
The Treehouse Song was a huge hit today at preschool with my classes of 3s, 4s and 5s. Using the rhythm sticks is genius – wish you could have seen their faces! Thanks so much.
That is AWESOME to hear!!! This one is always a hit with my kiddos, too :D
Just wanted to that you for sharing this song. I used it with my PPI students this week and it was a big hit. Loved having a new song to use with the rhythm sticks!
That is great to hear, Kim! Glad you and your students like it! :D
We too have been enjoying the treehouse song! While showing everyone the tools we might use, one child thought binoculars would be better for spying! Those kids are fun. Today, while using the song, some of the children suggested adding a slide, so we “slid right down from our treehouse”.
Love both ideas, Meryl! Thanks for sharing them :)