Over 60 teachers from Kansas and neighboring states attended Amy's session, "Say, Say, Oh Playmate," which was packed full of fun singing games for upper elementary. Those are the kids that I am always finding I am needing additional resources and games for, or maybe I just get bored of some of the ones I have... I don't know. Either way, this session was just what we needed to motivate us to keep the joy going in the music class as the end of the year draws near.
Amy has so graciously said I can share some videos that fellow KMEK members shared and I will try to cite where the songs come from.
I definitely recommend looking into these sources for more information as well as having your local Kodaly chapter invite Amy out. I can say that she was definitely among my favorite presenters! :)
Little Swallow - stick passing game
Source: 150 American Folk Songs
Source: Amy learned this song from Susan Brumfield. If you have a primary source, please let me know.
One, Two, Three O'Leary
Crosstown (When Billy Was One)
Source: Amy learned this from Kathy Hickey. If you have more source information, please let me know!
Cobbler,Cobbler (Pass the Shoe)
Source: Jill Trinka
Have you played any of these before? I hope you enjoyed a peek into our workshop. We definitely have some amazing things going on in Kansas. We hope you can join us in Wichita for MKMEA 2015 this October!