Some of the fun of holiday activities is being able to do the same things over and over. Learning involves repetition as does kindergarten readiness. This year’s Juno musical album of the year was Christmas songs, so this post can certainly repeat some of the same Easter songs that we’ve heard before.
This is an easy song and so can be used with quite young kids. Make up a few more verses such as 1 little, 2 little, 3 little Easter bunnies or 1 little, 2 little, 3 little Easter baskets. This song can also use other animals: 1 little, 2 little, 3 little fluffy chicks or 1 little, 2 little, 3 little ducklings, etc.
Here’s another song to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It, that can use a variety of actions for some moving fun:
If you like the Easter bunny, hop around. If you like the Easter bunny, hop around.
If you like the Easter bunny and you think he’s kind of funny, If you like the Easter bunny, hop around.
The bunny can jump around, hop on one foot, or even sit right down.
Singing encourages lots of brain development and kindergarten readiness. Children learn vocabulary and rhythm. Music is similar to math as it is based on spacing and sequencing, too. Singing also promotes listening and auditory skills. Singing and moving at the same time is even more of a challenge. Children need to not only think of what to sing and how to move but how to coordinate and do both together.