The Animal Boogie Song Sack

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Product Code MES0545 Contents • Story Book and CD • Selection of instruments • Animal masks • Teachers’ notes Introduction Each creative music sack uses a well known story book as a stimulus for exploring sound and inspiring music-making. Through shared listening, the CD and book provide starting points for young children to respond using voices, movement and simple instruments. The teaching notes give ideas for adult-led and child-initiated play which encourage the first steps into composition through the exploration of different musical elements featured in each story. Aims & Objectives To stimulate the imagination of young children through stories which lead into exploring, recognising, creating and organising sounds using voices and simple instruments. Links in the curriculum EYFS: Play and Exploration, Active Learning, Knowledge & Understanding of the World, Creative Development

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Suggestions Introducing the song Play track 1 of the CD, encouraging the children to move their hands and bodies to the beat as they sit and listen to the music. Explain that they are going to listen to a story song, The Animal Boogie, to find out what all the animals in the jungle are doing. Play track 2, showing the children the pictures in the book. Point to the hidden animal during each of the verses: bear, monkey, elephant, bird, leopard, snake. As you reveal each animal’s picture, encourage the children to join in with the actions suggested by the words of the chorus. Gradually teach the children the song by singing it yourself and performing the actions with the children. Show the children the animal movements in the pictures on the double page spread at the back of the book. Explore whole body movements as you sing each verse with the children: shake, swing, stomp, flap, leap, slither, sway. Ask the children to choose actions for the ‘boogie woogie’ repeating pattern in each chorus. Perform the whole song with the childrens’ movements, using track 2 or the backing track on track 3. Using the masks Invite a (willing!) child to wear the matching animal mask as everyone sings and moves the appropriate verse and chorus. By the end of the song six children will be taking the part of the six animals in the story. Make a role play jungle area using ideas from the pictures in the book. Leave the masks where the children can play with them and explore animal sounds and movement , or sing the song by themselves during child-initiated time. Play ‘Which animal?’ Place the masks behind a screen, or in a role play jungle area. Invite one child to secretly choose a mask and put it on, hiding from the other children. You sing the appropriate verse to the children, then at the end the masked child reveal themselves and everyone identifies the animal. All sing the matching chorus for that animal and have fun making its movements along with the masked child! Adding instruments Show the children the instruments. Remind them of all the animals and their movements using the pictures at the back of the book and the masks. One by one, ask the children to choose an animal and make a matching sound using one of the instruments, eg • • • • • • Bear shake – shake the jingle stick Monkey swing – move the tap it from side to side Elephant stomp – alternate hands on the bongo drums Bird flap – taps on castanet Leopard leap – one big hand bounce on bongo Snake slither – long shake on egg shaker
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The children will have other ideas, so let them explore their own ways of playing the instruments to represent each animal. Which animal? Play a game using the instruments. Make a sound representing one of the animals and its movement. Ask the children to guess which animal you are thinking of by making the matching movement, eg • long shakes on egg shaker – the children respond with slithering hand movements and make snake voices with their voices.

Encourage the children to play this game themselves by leaving the double spread picture open next to the instruments so that they can explore freely. Add a selection of animal puppets or toys to stimulate the children to explore other sounds using the instruments. Jungle music Make your own piece of jungle music using voices and instruments. Choose sounds suggested by the children for each animal, then together decide on a new order for the animals to appear. Give five children the instruments and place them in the order you have chosen. Each child plays their animal sound in turn – other children can take part in the performance by using vocal sounds or adding the matching movements. You may like to create a new jungle story using the childrens’ ideas and describe this story using the instruments, eg It is all quiet in the jungle one morning. The only sound is the quiet slithering of a snake as it moves through the grass. Suddenly, a leopard leaps out from behind a bush. This makes the monkey scared so he swings from tree to tree until he is far away from danger. In the distance an elephant is slowly stomping along the track. He comes closer and closer. Flying above him is a bird, flapping its wings and looking for something to eat. The elephant stops as he spots a sloth bear. The sloth bear starts to shake and asks the elephant to join in with his boogie woogie jungle dance. Gradually, all the creatures in the jungle notice the bear and elephant are dancing and can’t help joining in the fun! One by one, the animals start to dance together. They dance all morning, all afternoon, all evening, until at last the sun goes down. Now they are so tired that the dancing gets slower ……and slower…. …….and slower…… as one by one, they all stop dancing and go to sleep.

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