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MUSIC GAMES

FLYING BATS
Have children stand in a circle and join hands to form “windows”.
Choose one child to stand in the middle of the circle.

Have the middle child pretend to be a bat and fly through the windows as the other children sing, the “Window” Song.

WINDOW SONG
Tune:  “In and Out the Window”

Fly in and out the windows,
Fly in and out the windows,
Fly in and out the windows,
Little flying bat.
                  Adapted Traditional
 

At the end of the song, have each child sit down in the chair by which he or she is standing.
 
 
MUSICAL CHAIRS  (A No-lose Version)
Place chairs in a line or in a circle facing out.

Lead children around the chairs while singing this song:

HERE WE GO ‘ROUND THE MUSICAL CHAIRS
Tune:  “Mulberry Bush”

Here we walk ‘round the musical chairs,
Musical chairs, musical chairs.
Here we walk ‘round the musical chairs,
And then we all sit down!
                              Adapted Traditional
 

At the end of the song, have each child sit down in the chair by which he or she is standing.
Repeat the game as long as the children are having fun.
Continue playing the game, substituting works such as, skip, hop, gallop and crawl in place of the word “walk”.
 
  
ROW YOUR BOAT
Have your children choose a partner and sit facing each other (with feet touching) on the floor.

Have children hold hands and lean forwards and backwards as they sing the following song.

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT
Tune:  “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Row, row, row the boat
Over the water blue.
First go forward, then go back
Together me and you.

Row, row, row the boat,
Singing as we go.
Going out over the waves
Rowing fast, then slow!
                   Adapted Traditional
 

THEN BEAR WENT INTO THE WOODS
Have your children sit in a circle.
Choose one child to be the “Bear”
Bear goes outside the circle and hunts for an object.
Everyone sings:

THE BEAR WENT INTO THE WOODS
Tune:  “The Bear Went Over The Mountain”

The bear went into the woods,
The bear went into the woods,
The bear went into the woods
And what do you think he/she found?
 

Bear chooses an item from the room and brings it back to the circle.
Everyone sings about what the Bear found.

The bear found a _________,
The bear found a__________,
The bear found a __________
In the woods today.
                   Adapted Traditional
 

Child sits down with object and another child is chosen to be the bear.
Children return objects to their places when the game is over.