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It’s Springtime…Let’s Sing About Rain

It’s Springtime…let’s sing about rain.  Springtime is for rain, thunderstorms, flowers blooming, and even more rain.  There are so many fun songs and activities that kids will enjoy learning.  In this post, I am sharing some of my absolute favorites.  As well as learning the songs with the motions, kids can add shakers or other instruments that sound like rain, and can even make a thunderstorm by adding drums.   It’s Raining, It’s Pouring It’s […]

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3 Songs to Celebrate Mardi Gras with Kids

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a big celebration where there are parades, music, tons of eating, and costumes.  I wanted to share 3 songs to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids that are so fun to learn.  These songs are not only perfect to use during a Mardi Gras celebration, but are great to teach about jazz music, big band instruments, and singing.     1.  “When the Saints Go Marching In” by […]

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“To Meet Mr. Lincoln” President’s Day Music and Speech Activity

President’s Day is on February 20th, so to celebrate I wanted to teach one of my all time favorite poems.  “To Meet Mr. Lincoln” is such a great poem to learn, but is even more fun to set to music. Any poem or speech piece can be made musical by simply saying it as a rap, adding body percussion or instruments, or moving to the words.     To Meet Mr. Lincoln by Eve Merriam […]

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5 Fun Loving Valentine’s Day Songs for Kids

These 5 fun loving Valentine’s Day songs for kids are enjoyable to sing along to.  Not only are they fun to sing, but the activities, body motions, and instrument parts that go along with each song help children learn about music while having a great time doing it!  Children will listen to the song and learn the words and then do the game, body percussion parts, or dance that go along with it.   Love […]

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My ANTI-New Years Resolutions

Instead of stating my New Years Resolutions, I decided to take a different spin on things and state my Anti-New Years Resolutions.   I have so many things I want to accomplish this year from growing my blog, being a better mom and wife, investing better in friendships, and so much more.  But, there are certain things I know I will not achieve and that’s ok with me.   I will stop eating chocolate. Um…what? […]

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5 Kidtastic Christmas Spotify Playlists

Spotify has some great Christmas playlists your kids will love to dance and sing along to.  I cannot tell you the number of times I push play, turn the music up, and my kids imaginations go to work.     1. KIDZ BOP Christmas! Kids LOVE Kidz Bop.  There is just something so fun about having some our favorite songs turned kid friendly.  This playlist is upbeat and so much fun to dance to!  Also, […]

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The 12 Days of Christmas Break

The time has come when the weather is getting colder, the kids have tons of energy, and parents are needing ideas to save their sanity over Christmas break (preaching to myself here people). Well…fear not.  I have composed a list of 12 fun and interactive activities to do in your home over Christmas break to keep the kids busy and the parents happy.  So, without further ado…   On the 1st day of Christmas break, […]

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“Trepak” from The Nutcracker-Movement Activity

When I think of Christmas, I think of the Christmas story, Christmas trees, presents, lights, caroling, hot chocolate, family, and The Nutcracker ballet.  The Nutcracker ballet was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1892.  Trepak is one of the most widely known Russian dances from the Nutcracker suite.   One of my favorite movement representations of this piece is in Disney’s Fantasia.  I would love to introduce you to Trepak if you have never heard […]

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10 Traditional Christmas Carols to Sing Together

One of my all time favorite Christmas traditions is singing Christmas carols.  There is something so great about learning the original carols that were written so long ago.  I have included the lyrics to 10 widely known carols that you can easily sing along to. Here is a FREE printable to use at home:  christmascarols.   My goal is that you and your kids will be able to learn some (or all) of the songs […]

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THANKSGIVING Songs the Whole Family Will Love

Thanksgiving is that special time of year when families everywhere come together to eat, eat some more, and eat even more.  But, it is also a time to remember what we are thankful for.  It is easy to forget, even as adults, how blessed we are.  Thanksgiving songs can be something to do together as a family and to show our gratitude. If you are looking for something to do besides eating, watching football, and […]

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