|Mr. Music Mouse or Miss Music Mouse, if you please!|
This week at Anny's Kindergarten, we are learning eighth notes. I thought the children would enjoy shaking their homemade tambourines to the rhythm! Aren't they adorable?! I got the idea from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas and decided to tweak it a little. I'll be teaching the kids about running notes!
Meet Music Mouse
I happened to have some medium size letter templates on hand. I prefer the smaller size plates because of the size of the children's hands. Once I traced the M onto the foam plate, I took off with blue paint. Decorating the mouse was easy and in no time I had created 10 tambourines for music class.
|Mice Like Music|
2 small foam paper plates
2 small eyes
2 foam ears
1 pom pom for nose
2 pipe cleaners for whiskers (I drew whiskers)
The letter M
Bottle of paint, any color
|Ten Little Mice Shaking Back and Forth|
I added a handful of soybeans to place in the middle of my small foam plate before I would staple down the two plates. I found that the less beans you use, actually the sound gets louder! I have seen others punch holds and lace yarn through the holes to create that cool, tail effect.
Songs For The Mouse
1.Three Blind Mice
See how they run!
They all ran after a farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?
2. Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down!
Hickory, dickory, dock
Here are some mouse crafts for preschoolers.
Barefoot Books offers a cute finger puppet and yes, it is a cute mini mouse!
|Field Mouse Finger Puppet|
ABCMouse.com is offering for free, the Grand Canyon kids book app
Stop by the Sunday Showcase.
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
My Family from WiddlyTinks.com