Snakes

I dug into our book selection today in the children’s department and came up with one of my favorite children’s book. It was published in 1998.

Snake Alley Band by Elizabeth Nygaard – Cooperation is the lesson learned in this book but the students will have so much fun listening as they tap their way through the book, the lesson learn will need to be brought up afterwards. After reading through once, it would be fun to give the class instruments to play along through the second time reading.

Toot your horn and Tap your drums

By Vicky Manning

I’m playing in a jazz band, play with me.

Toot your horn and slap your knee

I’m playing in a jazz band, play with me.

Toot your horn and play for me.

I’m playing in a rock and roll band

Tap your drums and clap your hands

I’m playing in a rock and roll band

Tap your drums in our rock and roll band.

CRAFT

Snake in a basket

Materials

1.Brown Paper Bag

2. Grey Paper

3. Chop stick

4. Black marker

Cut the paper bag a little over half way down each side at the creases

Fold edges into bag

The back of the bag needs to be cut into the snake head and the hood on the sides.

Draw the snake’s face, hood and basket weave.

Cut out two teeth and a tongue

Cut the grey paper to fit under the snakes head and glue or tape to the back of the bag. I stapled the snakes head at the very top to his grey body.

Draw little black circles on the chop stick for the horn and place it across the basket.

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