Thursday, December 5, 2013

Songbirds

Use these songbird cards to practice a song that your primary has recently learned.  Print the document at the bottom of the post and cut out the cards.  Have the children choose a card and sing the practice song in the manner of the bird on the card.  My suggestions are below.

CHICKEN
Do the chicken dance
-or- flap your "wings"
-or- bob your head

DUCK
A duck's quack doesn't echo!  Have one side sing a line at a time and have the other side echo it.
-or- Sing through the song without repeating any words.  If you get to a word you've sung before, keep your mouth closed.  (This is hard but SO fun.  Only try it in Senior and only try it slowly.)
FLAMINGO
Stand on one leg.

HUMMINGBIRD
Hum.

MACAW
Macaws are extremely loud.  Sing loud.  

OSTRICH
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand.  Sing with your eyes closed.

OWL
Sing "whoooo"
-or- Owls can turn their heads completely around.  Face the back of the room and sing.

PENGUIN
Penguins march together.  March and sing.
-or- Penguins can swim.  See how far you can sing in one breath.

ROADRUNNER
Sing fast.

ROBIN
Sing with a finger in your mouth like a worm.

SWAN
Sing very pretty.

TOUCAN
Toucans have long noses.  Hold your nose while you sing.

WOODPECKER
Tap the rhythm while you sing.


4 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! I have been searching for creative ways to continually review lines or parts of songs and this is so enriching as well as fun. Thank you for offering this. Certainly it is blessing not only the primary choristers but all the sweet children as well. Thank you!

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  2. Love these! I'm always looking for something fun for birthdays. I printed them out, punched holes, then put them all on a ring. The birthday child can randomly pick a card and we sing for their 'Birdday'. For multiple birthdays I guess it will get a little tricky if we have to choose multiple cards. Jan Heiner

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  3. I LOVE these. So creative and fun. Thanks you for allowing us to download and copy them!

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