"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature can not do without." ~Confucius

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Grizzly Bear Song


This song is great for working on loud and soft singing! Kids usually love it because you get to be really loud at the end, and the part where you sing quiet rings true for when mom or dad say, "Be quiet! Your baby brother is sleeping!!" (or at least that's what happens around here...).

Here's me demonstrating the melody with the boys (who were a little camera-focused, and they were a bit worn out from their busy morning, hence the lack of motions and excessive silliness.)



You'll want to have a "bear" for this song. We happen to have a very large bear that works well. They wanted to bring their own too. So, use a large-ish stuffed bear, or mommy can throw a blanket over herself and be the bear. Or.... bonus points if you get Daddy to be the bear!

Here are the words:

Grizzly Bear
Grizzly bear, a grizzly bear
is sleeping in a cave.
Grizzly bear, a grizzly bear
is sleeping in a cave.

Please be very quiet, 
very, very quiet. 
If you wake him, if you shake him, 
he gets very MAD! 

My boys probably get the message of this song very well, since that about describes what happens if they wake Mommy-bear up from a deep sleep. heehee.... :-) 

Here are the words again with a few sound/motions instructions: 

Sung in normal voice: 
Grizzly bear, a grizzly bear 
is sleeping in a cave.   (rest head on hands to show "sleeping")

Grizzly bear, a grizzly bear 
is sleeping in a cave. (same as above)

Sung in whisper voice: 
please be very quiet,  (Hold one finger up to lips to show "quiet")
very, very quiet. 

Getting Louder: 
If you wake him, if you shake him,  (shake the bear)
he gets very (bear is rising up) 

Loud! 
MAD! 


Have fun!! 

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