Percussion

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Percussion

All of these songs will be enhanced by playing a percussion instrument to them. Sometimes a specific one is suggested and other times choose one yourself.

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Cockadoodle Day

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Practice farm animal sounds to this song. Or maybe play shakers to keep the rhythm.

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Coconut Monkey

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Play castanets or click clacks in the chorus, to this tropical sounding song!

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High and Low

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This song has high and low notes (an octave apart) for the children to sing. They can also play percussion instruments, holding them high or low. Or simply clap to the sky and down by their feet.

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Minnie Music Makers

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A song for the very young to sing. Playing drums or shakers works well. And why not try tap dancing to it!

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Rosies Rainbow Song

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Rosie’s Rainbow Song is fun to sing! Children can play rain makers to it and make rainbow shapes, using pretty coloured scarves or their hands, every time they hear the word rainbow.

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The Animals Are Busy

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This is a song about 3 animals in the jungle. Children can do the movements for a snake, monkey and then the tiger! Shakers are great for the chorus.

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Lady Of The Lamp

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Florence Nightingale and her work in the Crimean war is the subject of this song. Sing and play tambourines or jingle bells to the chorus. It includes a backing track.

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Sticks And Stones

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This is a song about cavemen and how they used fire for everyday things. It is suitable for very young children. Play castanets, click clacks or sticks to the rhythm of the chorus. It will work well in an assembly. However there is no backing track, as I feel a guide vocal may be helpful for young children.

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Jingle Jangle

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A percussion song. Play tambourines or jingle bells up to the sky, down by your feet or side to side!

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The Heart

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This song has a pulsing, heart beat rhythm, in the break, for children to play on the drums. All the while they will be learning where the heart is located and how it works. Fun for assemblies, it includes a backing track.

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An Elephant Plays A Drum Today

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As it’s name suggests, this is a percussion song. First play the drums slowly and loudly like an elephant moving. Then play them like a mouse, very fast and quietly.

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C Scale Journey

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This is a great song to sing, while learning the notes in the
C scale. Or why not try playing an instrument, there are so many to choose from. Diatonic bells, recorder or piano to name but 3. There is a backing track included, for assembly performances.

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How Can We Make Music

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Children use their hands to make a clapping sound, then rub them together to make a shuffle beat and lastly stamp their feet to the rhythm of this catchy song.

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Going On a Trip To Visit China

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Take yourself to China with this song. Children can form a line and pretend to be a dragon with colourful scarves and masks. Play bells to it too. A backing track is included for an assembly performance.

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Scottish Island

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Sing about life on an island. Play ocean drums to the rhythm of the sea as it comes in and goes out. A backing track is included for an assembly performance.

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Stick Insect Jig

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Pretend to be a stick insect doing a dance, or play the castanets and click clacks to this rhythmic song!

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Everybody Play Along

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Drums, maracas or jingle bells are played in this song. The verse tells you which instrument you should play, then in the chorus all the instruments plays together.

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Tambourine

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This song shows you all the sounds you can make with a tambourine.

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Jingle Jangle Father Christmas

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Father Christmas is on his way. Children play jingle bells and sing to this catchy song!

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All songs come with lyrics sheets and some activity ideas. Assembly songs will also include a backing track.