It was a smaller class at Gooch today, but you wouldn't know it from the good time we had celebrating our special theme: Animal Week. I made sure to bring along some fun props, including a raccoon hat, bunny ears, bug antennae, butterfly wings and a turtle puppet. We sang through as many animal-themed songs as possible, including The Turtle Chant, Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Flea Song, Baby Shark, Listen To The Water, Old MacDonald, Horsey Horsey and The Ants Go Marching.
For the instrument of the week I surprised the class with wooden frogs from Thailand. We passed them around, creating a bullfrog orchestra, as we sang Little Green Frog and Three Green and Speckled Frogs.
Jam time was spent Going To The Zoo where we saw crocodiles swimming in the water, monkeys swinging from the trees, owls hoot hoot hooting, and brown bears huff huff puffin'. We finished with some Rockin' Robin. The parachute was a perfect way to finish our animal-themed class with some Sleeping Bunnies snoring away underneath.
What’s on the agenda for next week? REQUEST WEEK! I made sure to tell the grownups to have a couple favourites in mind to finish off our session with a musical bang!