DIY Storytime – Music

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on Music whenever you like*

Books:

drum dream bookDrum Dream Girl
• Written by Margarita Engle
• Illustrated by Rafael López
• Published by Houghton Mifflin
• Presented by Rebekah Wall
https://safeYouTube.net/w/uKtO
How to make an oatmeal container tom-tom drum from Howcast:
https://safeYouTube.net/w/5KtO

musical max bookMusical Max
• Written by Robert Kraus
• Illustrated by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey
• Published by Simon & Schuster
• Presented by Kidz Digital & Weston Woods
https://safeYouTube.net/w/JKtO
Make maracas out of plastic eggs and spoons:
https://www.fun365.orientaltrading.com/project/easy-diy-maracas-craft

zin zin zin bookZin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!
• Written by Lloyd Moss
• Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
• Published by Simon & Schuster
• Presented by Grandma Annii’s Storytime
https://safeYouTube.net/w/cLtO
Make music with water from Hands On as We Grow:
https://handsonaswegrow.com/make-music-water-experiment/

Songs:

Dinosaur Rap
• Written by John Foster
• Illustrated by Debbie Harter
• Music by Mikey Henry Jr. & Geoffrey Nielsen
• Presented by Barefoot Books Singalong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhQkUowpNNo

Music Song by Cocomelon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrtPRQO9pu4

Animated to the Music by Bounce Patrol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_7MeKB-t0I

Rhymes and Fingerplays:

I Like Music
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

I like music, yes I do, yes I do, yes I do
I like music, yes I do
It’s fun to dance and sing.

Won’t you sing along with me, along with me, along with me?
Won’t you sing along with me?
It’s fun to sing with you.

Won’t you dance along with me, along with me, along with me?
Won’t you dance along with me?
It’s fun to dance with you.

Music is a happy sound, happy sound, happy sound
Music is a happy sound
It’s fun to play and sing.

Musical Instruments
(pretend to play each instrument as it is mentioned)

I like to play the drum
Ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum
And bang it loud to make a beat
In the orchestra.

I like to play piano
Plinkity, plinkity, plink
My fingers tap piano keys
In the orchestra.

I like to play the trumpet
Toot-toot, ta-da-toot, toot-toot
And blast the brassy trumpet sound
In the orchestra.

I like to play the violin
Zin-zin, zin-zin, zin-zin
I draw my bow across the strings
In the orchestra.

I like to play the flute
Toota-loot, toota-loot, toota-loot
It makes a sound like a bird’s song
In the orchestra.

I like to play the bass
Voom-va, voom-va, voom
The low sound makes me tap my feet
In the orchestra.

So many instruments
So many lovely sounds
What would you like to play
In the orchestra?

Five Band Instruments
(count down with your fingers)

Five band instruments
Marching past a door
The trombone had to go inside
Then there were four.

Four band instruments
As loud as they can be
Clarinet had to take a break
Then there were three.

Three band instruments
Marching into view
The trumpet took another turn
Then there were two.

Two band instruments
Playing just for fun
Piccolo got tired and went home
Then there was one.

One band instrument
Playing all alone.
The snare drum banged a final beat
And the there were none.

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