“WISHY WASHY WASHER WOMAN” SCARF SONG FOR CHILDREN

This song is a crowd pleaser in my Music and Movement Classes. I even have parents requesting it!
Not only is it a fun tongue twister, it has actions to go along with it. While you can do without using props, I use scarves because it adds color and more movement to the song.
Watch the video to learn the movements and sing along with the words below!

https://youtu.be/yk3KNZypZnkWISHY WASHY THUMBNAIL
“Wishy Washy Washer Woman”

Way down in the valley where nobody goes
There’s a wishy washy washer woman washing her clothes
She goes: ooh! aah! ooh ahh, ooh ahh, ooh, ahh
That’s how the wishy washy washer woman washes her clothes!

Way down in the valley where nobody goes
There’s a wishy washy washer woman drying her clothes
She goes: (blow!) aah! (blow!) aah! (blow!) aah (blow!) aah!
That’s how the wishy washy washer woman dries her clothes

Way down in the valley where nobody goes
There’s a wishy washy washer woman folding her clothes
She goes: clap clap, clap clap, clap clap, clap clap
That’s how the wishy washy washer woman folds her clothes!

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5 SUPER FUN WAYS TO PLAY WITH SCARVES!

SCARVES ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN WHIMISICAL SENSORY PROPS.

…and you thought these babies were just for juggling?
Shake, twirl, blow, or throw…these are just some of the many ways to use scarves for play. That’s why I’m so thankful to whose ever idea it was to use these bad boys in music and movement classes. They’re just so much fun!
What else can they be used for, you ask?
They can teach Direction:
Up-Down
High-Low
Side to Side / Left- Right
Round in a circle
These movements help develop gross motor skills.

You can also teach prepositions:
“Put your scarf on your head.”
“Put your scarf under your feet.”
“Put your scarf behind your back.”
“Put your scarf in front of your nose.”

You can also teach colors using a simple song.
If you see red scarf (tune of: “If you’re happy and you know it”)
If you see a red scarf, nod your head
If you see a red scarf, nod your head
If you see a red today
Nod your head and shout hurray
If you see a red scarf, nod your head

If you see a blue scarf touch your shoe
If you see a green scarf wave your arms
If you see a yellow scarf clap your hands
If you see a orange scarf tap your head
If you see a purple scarf wiggle your ears
If you see a pink scarf clap your hands

Pretend play is also great for developing your child’s imagination.
• Use the scarf as a cape and be a superhero
• Wrap your scarf around your neck and pretend you’re cold and in a blizzard.
• Pretend it’s a broom and sweep the floor
• Use two scarves as wing a be a bird or a butterfly.
But my favorite thing to do with scarves is to crank up the music and dance!

See THE BENEFITS OF SCARF PLAY Video below

 

SHAKER EGG SONG FOR CHILDREN

SHAKE YOUR EGGS THUMBNAIL

SING THIS SONG WITH  BABIES, TODDLERS, AND PRESCHOOLERS.

THIS SUPER SIMPLE SONG GREAT TO TEACH MOVEMENT AND POSITIONS. USE SHAKERS EGGS FOR MUSIC AND RHYTHM.

SHAKE YOUR EGGS AND STOP

Shake your eggs and stop- 4x (shake eggs side to side)

Roll your eggs and stop- 4x (roll arms in a circle)

Tap your eggs and stop- 4x (tap the eggs together)

Shake them round and stop- 4x (shake eggs in a circle)

Up and Down and stop- 4x (shake eggs above head and below waste)

Shake your eggs and stop- 4x (shake eggs side to side)

CLICK ON VIDEO BELOW

EASY DIY FOR KIDS: SHAKER EGGS”

MAKE THIS EASY DIY SHAKE EGG WITH PLASTIC EASTER EGGS. WATCH AS THIS CONTROL FREAK MOM STRUGGLES TO ALLOW HER SON TO DO IT HIS WAY!

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I think I’ve mentioned before that I am a bit of a control freak, especially when it comes to crafts. So I try my best to stay away from doing it in my classes because I know how I am. I don’t think parents would appreciate me drying up their child’s creative juices. So as it turns out, my youngest is just crazy for crafting…go figure!

I was doing an egg shaker series on my youtube channel (link) thought I could kill two birds with one stone, being the lazy parent that I am. The idea was to do an “EASY DIY FOR KIDS: SHAKER EGGS” (video) for kids and then I thought it’d be cool to do it with my son cuz he loves that kinda stuff.

Well, let’s just say, thank God only 51 people decided to watch that video. There was A LOT of editing done on that once. It took all the strength I had not to fix, correct, or change how he was doing what I had already perfected in my mind’s eye.

I could explain it to you in writing but I think some things are better left unsaid. Here is the video. Not only will you learn how to easily make a shaker egg, but you will also learn what it looks like to try…and fail at trying not to block your child’s artistic abilities.

Watch Now…DIY EGGS THUMBNAILCLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

FUN RHYTHM STICKS SONG FOR CHILDREN: “BREAD & BUTTER”

  Educational Song for Toddlers and Preschoolers using Opposites and Position.

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This one is both a child and parent favorite in my Music and Movement classes! The song is great sung on it’s own, but I use scarves to do the movements which makes it more interactive and fun to act out.

I like the up and down and side to side movements which helps develop the gross motor skills. Plus it’s a fun tongue twister and good practice for pronouncing the “w” sound.

Here are the lyrics:

BREAD AND BUTTER 

Bread and butter,

Marmalade and jam,

Let’s tap our sticks as

High as we can!

 

Bread and butter,

Marmalade and jam,

Let’s tap our sticks as…

  • Low as we can!
  • Fast as we can!
  • Slow as we can!
  • Soft as we can!
  • Loud as we can!

I begin by reviewing the actions with the children first (see below). They are simple and easy for the little ones to pick up on quickly.

  1. High- tap both sticks overhead / Low- tap sticks together below waste or on the floor.
  2. Fast- tap sticks quickly / Slow- tap sticks very slowly.
  3. Soft- gently touch sticks together / Loud- bang sticks together or on the floor.
  4. Stop- tap then freeze / Go- begin tapping again.

Click on the video below to see me singing it with the motions.bread and butter THUMBNAILCLICK HERE FOR VIDEO