September 2007 Song of the Month




















   Rocks in the Crust of the Earth
Copyright 2006 Nancy Stewart

CLICK HERE for print version with pictures to use.  (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the Sheet Music   (PDF)
DOWNLOAD as an MP3   (How to do it)

Text Box: This has been the number one favorite felt board song for years!  Be sure to use “different “ voices as I do on the recording. Children LOVE this, as it appeals to their very unique sense of humor!
Use the patterns below to maket five felt fish in different shapes and colors, to match words in song. 
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea. What color fishy do you see?
Red, red, this one's red. This little fishy is red 
(Repeat with other colors)
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea. Can you count the fishies with me...1,2,3,4,5,
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea
What color is the biggest fish you see?
There are so many fishies in the deep blue sea
What color is the smallest fishies you see.
Variation: Find clipart of different kinds of fish, and change the words to “What kind of fishy do you see?” - A great way to learn about different salt or fresh water species. You can laminate the clipart and place a small piece of  the loop side of Velcro on each fish so it will stick to the felt board. Or glue felt to the back. This is a quick easy way to make colorful detailed felt board shapes for many songs. 
Hint: has great fish pictures!
Patterns for Felt Fish

I had lots of fun with this song in my concerts this summer! You can print out the pages with the names of the rocks, and use them to explain the following:

  • The crust of the earth is the top layer; the layer we see.
  • It is made up of three kinds of rocks.
  • As you hold up each picture, point to the word and say it
    (the pictures above each word will help children learn and remember what distinguishes each kind of rock)

*If you need a refresher course on rocks, visit, or check out an easy non-fiction book about rocks from the library. One of my favorites is, Is There a Dinosaur in your Backyard?, by Spencer Christian.

You might want to mount the 3 rock pages on card stock, and let a child hold each one. Have each child raise and lower the correct rock as you sing about it. This is how I sang the song this summer, and children of all ages loved it- and knew about rocks by the end of the song!


Rocks in the Crust of the Earth

     Igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary
     Igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary
     Igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary
     These are the rocks in the crust of the earth

Igneous rocks are from the lava that flows
From the mighty volcanoes
When that lava is good and cool
Igneous rocks will form, that’s the rule

Metamorphic rocks are the king of change
Over time they will rearrange
Add a lot of pressure and get them hot
What they are becomes what they’re not (chorus)

Sedimentary rocks are like last night’s dinner
Leftovers made into something new
Layer upon layer over lots of time
Fabulous fossils are what you may find