Song of the Month

May 2008
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One Little Dragonfly

CLICK HERE for the printable words & dragonfly pattern (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the printable 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

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Recently I did a music workshop with the children's librarians of the King County Library System in Seattle, Washington. They split into groups and developed simple fingerplays from the first lines I provided.
Then each group presented its creation.
They were all wonderful!
I put melodies to some of them and thought that this month I'd share one of my favorites with you.


One Little Dragonfly


One little dragonfly with four shiny wings
    (Hold up one finger, then 4)
Two little dragonflies learning how to sing
    (Hold up 2 fingers)
Three little dragonflies zipping up and down
    (Hold up 3 fingers, then move
    them quickly up and down)

Four little dragonflies resting on the ground
    (Hold up 4 fingers, then rest head on hands)
Five little dragonflies going home for lunch
    (Hold up 5 fingers, then “fly” fingers away)
Along came a frog and munch, munch, munch!
    (Clap hands once on each “munch”)