ADDITIONAL PRESCHOOL THEMES FOR CHILDREN

ADDITIONAL THEMES

1. ALPHABET

A – YOU’RE ADORABLE – SMORGASBORD

A-B-C

2. NUMBERS

3.   CLOCKS/TIME

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK – STAY TUNED

DIGITAL DUCK – SPLASH DANCE

4. DINOSAURS  

DINO ROCK ‘N ROLL – DANCIN’ MAGIC

BARNEY – BARNEY’S FAVORITES V.2

5. MICKEY MOUSE

MUSIC:DISCO MOUSE (UP TEMPO MARCH) – THE BEST OF DISNEY

MICKEY MOUSE CLUB ALMA MATER (SLOW)-DISNEY COL V.1

THE GIRLS ON MINNIE’S STREET – MINNIE-‘N-ME

MINNIE-‘N-ME – MINNIE-‘N ME

MICKEY MOUSE CLUB MARCH(TRADITIONAL)-DISNEY COL.V.1

PROJECT:A TRIP AROUND DISNEYLAND

WEAR MICKEY EARS

6. MUSIC

MUSIC:TRY IT,YOU’LL LIKE IT – JUMP FOR JOY

HEARTBEAT, DRUMBEAT – JUMP FOR JOY

I WANNA BE A CONDUCTOR – MINNIE-‘N-ME

TOOT THE FLUTE – IT’S TODDLER TIME

I’VE GOT RHYTHM – (BALLET 2/4):48  BALLET OF TODAY

MUSIC MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND-HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL TIMES

GOTTA DANCE – 45 RPM

MUSIC,MUSIC,MUSIC

NICKELODEON

I LOVE A PIANO

THE TARENTELLA

PROJECTS: HOME MADE MARACAS WITH COLORED PAPER PLATES/POPCORN AND STAPLES.  FOLD PLATE IN 1/2 AND STAPLE EDGES

PLASTIC MARACAS (KIPP BROS $21/DOZ)

PLAY RHYTHM STICKS

PLAY THE TAMBOURINE AND DANCE THE TARENTELLA

PLAY RHYTHM SPOONS (DOLLAR STORE)

DANCE WITH ONE STEP FOR 8 CTS. AND THEN CANGE TO ANOTHER STEP FOR 8 CTS./DEVELOP AWARENESS FOR COUNTING/ KEEP CHANGING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN MOVEMENTS EVERY 8 CTS.

OLDER STUDENTS CAN EXPERIMENT WITH THE RHYTHM MACHINE AND TEMPOS

DO TIME AND TEMPO EXERCISES

7. AMERICA

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL – FIDGETY FEET

YANKEE DOODLE – DISNEY CHILD FAV. V.2

A VERY MERRY UN-BIRTHDAY (ALICE IN WONDERLAND)-PURE IMAGINATION

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – (BALLET) 25TH ANNIVERSARY

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND – HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL TIMES

8. SCHOOL

WHEELS ON THE BUS

9. BIRTHDAYS

P-A-R-T-Y – JUMP FOR JOY

A VERY MERRY UN-BIRTHDAY – PURE IMAGINATION

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU/MICKEY MOUSE VERSION- SPLASH DANCE

DANCE DOWN THE PARTY LINE – HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL TIMES

SOMEBODY’S BIRTHDAY – HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL TIMES

10.  SHAPES

MUSIC:LIMBO ROCK (STRAIGHT LINE)-DANCIN’ MAGIC,MUPPET BEACH PARTY

ROUND & ROUND WE GO(CIRCLES) – IT’S TODDLER TIME

DO THE CIRCLE – MR AL SINGS COLORS AND SHAPES

1,2,3 TRIANGLE – MR AL SINGS COLORS AND SHAPES

THE RECTANGLE – MR AL SINGS COLORS AND SHAPES

THE SQUARE SHUFFLE – MR AL SINGS COLORS AND SHAPES

THE OVAL WALK – MR AL SINGS COLORS AND SHAPES

SHAPE SORTIN’ – MR AL SINGS COLORS AND SHAPES

PROJECTS:

HOOLA HOOP CLASS (CIRCLES)..STUDENTS SIT IN THE HOOLA HOOPS AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS AND DANCE WITH THEM (AROUND THEM, JUMP IN AND OUT OF THEM, LINK THEM TOGETHER TO MAKE A CIRCLE, MAKE A TRAIN..)

ELASTIC CIRCLES (DYED TO MAKE THEM BRIGHTER COLORS)

CAN MAKE ALL KINDS OF SHAPES WITH THEM AND THEIR BODY

LYCRA BAGS(FOR OLDER STUDENTS)CAN MAKE ALL KINDS OF SHAPES TAKING TURNS DOING AND WATCHING

CHASSE’ ALONG A ROPE LAID IN DIFFERENT PATTERNS/LOOP THE ROPE EVERY NOW AND THEN FOR THEM TO JUMP INTO.

HOOLA HOOP MUSICAL CHAIRS: WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS THEY HAVE TO JUMP INSIDE THEIR HOOLA HOOPS AND MAKE A

CRAZY POSE

MAKE “SHAPE” CARDS ON 4X6 CARDS AND HAVE STUDENTS FOLLOW THEM LIKE A MAP DOING A “MOVEMENT” CARD THAT TELLS THEM HOW TO MOVE.  CAN DO FIRST ONE AT A TIME AND THEN AS A GROUP

11.  FEELINGS:

MUSIC:LET’S HAVE FUN – JUMP FOR JOY

WHEN YOU SMILE – JUMP FOR JOY

SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY – KERMIT UNPIGGED

JACK-IN-THE-BOX – IT’S TODDLER TIME

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH  –  LITTLE RICHARD

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF – MUSICAL MOVES

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT – LITTLE RICHARD, IT’S TODDLER TIME (VOCAL & INSTR)

HAPPY FEET – DANCIN’ MAGIC

JUMP FOR JOY – JUMP FOR JOY

TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE – JUMP FOR JOY

MOODS – TODDLERS ON PARADE

I’M IN THE MOOD – RISE AND SHINE

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET(VOCAL & INSTR) -CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

ZIPADEE-DOO-DAH – PLAYING FAVORIES

WITH A SMILE AND A SONG(SNOW WHITE)- DISNEY COL V.2

AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU’RE YOU – PURE IMAGINATION

TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO SMILE – TRAIN SONGS

IF YOU FEEL LIKE ROCKING – HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL TIMES

HAPPY/GROUCHY  MARY MATA RECORD

FUN WITH FEELINGS/KD MUSIC MOVES ME TAPE

PROJECTS:4X6 CARDS WITH FACES ON THEM SHOWING DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS TO IMITATE

MOVEMENT DISCRIPTION CARDS (KDV1I3) WITH DIFFERENT FEELINGS

MAKE A PAPER PLATE 1/2 MASK WITH DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS

MIRROR PARTNERS MOVEMENTS AND EXPRESSIONS

12.  TRAINS/TRAVEL

MUSIC:WHEELS ON THE BUS – RISE AND SHINE

SAILING MEDLEY – DISNEY CHILD. FAV. V.2

CASEY JUNIOR(DUMBO) – DISNEY COL V.3

I’VE BEEN WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD – FOR OUR CHILDREN (RANDY NEWMAN),PLAYING FAVORITES

DO THE LOCOMOTION – DANCIN’ MAGIC

CHATANOOGO CHOO CHOO – DANCIN’ MAGIC

SAILING MEDLEY – BARNEY’S FAVORITES V.2

PUFFERBELLY/DOWN BY THE STATION – 9-10 DO IT AGAIN

PETTICOAT JUNCTION THEME – TELEVISION’S GREATEST HITS

GOSPEL TRAIN – RAINY DAY SING SONGS

AIRPLANE SONG – BARNEY’S FAVORITES V.2

SEATBELT SONG – BARNEY’S FAVORITES V.2

SHINING TIMES STATION MUSIC – RAINY DAY SING SONGS

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD – BURL IVES

TRAIN IS A COMIN’ – SMORGASBORD

TRAIN GOIN’ HOME – TRAIN SONGS

I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD/CHOO CHOO SHOES – TRAIN SONGS

CIRCUS TRAIN – TRAIN SONGS

GOODSHIP LOLLIPOP – 45 RPM

SAILING TO THE SEA – MOTHER EARTH

LITTLE RED CABOOSE

TAKE THE A TRAIN

PROJECTS:  MAKE TRAINS OUT OF ELASTICS OR HOOLA HOOPS

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