Every October, I’d go to each classroom at my former job brimming with excitement about the new Halloween songs I’d written for my students.
They always went over well. But inevitably, at the end of each class I’d hear, “Can we sing the ‘Purple People Eater’ song?” Mind you, it was usually (but not always) a staff member making the request.
Even so, the kids loved it just as much. Especially the movements – which I conveniently left out of my video! Ha! Luckily, they’re not too complicated: make “one eye” with your fist to your forehead, “one horn” with your thumb to your forehead and your pinkie sticking out, and then “fly” with your thumbs tucked under your armpits.
Did you dig this song as a kid, like I did? Raise your hand if you still get a kick out of it! Just don’t blame me if you have it stuck in your head all day long now :)
This song immediately caught the attention of my kid, Matthew, to the tune of his eyes intently engaged on you…and bursts of little giggles throughout parts of the song. His mom (the big kid) also loves the Purple People Eater song, sung by you. Thank you, Rachel, for your wonderful, fun music and for making my son smile, as well as listen and learn.
In reply to your question:
“Did you dig this song as a kid, like I did? Raise your hand if you still get a kick out of it!”
A great big YES and I still dig the song.
**Raises hand and plays your Sunday Singalong video again**
Aww, Sandie! I am so thrilled to make Matthew smile! Please give him a hug for me :) Both he and his mom have good taste in fun music!