Amazon has two songs available for FREE that are great to use in the preschool classroom. Both of these songs are from Old Town School of Folk Music
1. Down in the Arkansas
You won't be able to keep your toes from tappin' or your hands from clappin' when you hear this one! Down in the Arkansas is a great tune to dance to.
- Patch Legs or Clap Hands on the Intro
- Continue Patching or Clapping during the Verses, until you hear "down in the Arkansas". On this phrase, shift your weight back and forth on your feet for a little country swish.
- At the Chorus, Turn to the Right for: Down in the Arkan, down in the Arkan, down in the Arkansas. Then Turn to the Left for the sweetest girl I ever saw was down in the Arkansas
- During the instrumental solos, march in place to the beat or have children walk in a circle until the singing starts back up
This song is appropriate for children ages 18 months - 5 years. The lyrics have built in movements which are easy to follow: Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet, Wave Hello, Brush Your Teeth and Touch Your Nose