Review the song.
Read the rhythms and the solfa or pitch letter names.
Game Directions: Use different dynamics to help your friend find the snake. Buy a rubber snake at a
dollar store. Choose one child to hide the snake somewhere in the classroom in plain sight - not under
something. A second child is chosen to hunt for the snake. The class guides the “finder” to the snake by
singing softly when he is far away from the snake and louder when he is closer. Remind the students to
sing with beautiful tone at all dynamic levels.
Watch the video and do the actions with the students.
For a challenge, you can repeat the song with the same actions and don't say specific word. For example...
-1st time you repeat the verse but don't say "my" - just point to yourself.
-2nd time you repeat the verse but don't say, Hat" , just show the "hat"
-3rd time you repeat the verse but don't say "three" - just put up three fingers.
-4th time you repeat the verse and leave out "corners", just point to your elbows.
In the camp version, the kids sit in a circle and make up clap patterns with everyone in the circle
If you aren't allowed to touch, create a solo desk drum pattern to the song.
The first pattern in the demo doesn't have any touching - that's the kind of pattern you can make up.
Teach your pattern to the class. Try out as many patterns as you have time for.