Friday, February 20, 2009

Tip #30 Make up Songs to go Along With the Story

We are on the last of my 30 Tips to take a Book Beyond Reading. Today’s tip will get all your children or students laughing.

Using the story line, make up songs. You can use the tunes from other songs, like Row Row Row Your Boat, or I’m a Little Teapot, or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Anyway, try it. Here’s mine.

Sing to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Mori, Mori why so blue?
It’s your birthday all day through.

Have some cake,
And ice cream too,
It’s not time to say boo hoo.

Mori, Mori why so blue?
It’s your birthday all day through.


Have fun making up songs. (I bet you won’t get this little ditty out of your head any time soon.)

See you back here Monday as we continue to explore ways to take Books Beyond Reading.

4 comments:

Rena said...

That's a great idea!

Joy said...

Thanks Rena! I had fun with this one. Do you like my song?

Joy

Cheryl said...

Neat tip, Joy. I make up lyrics all the time...usually funny ones. My girls get a kick out them.

Cheryl

Joy said...

I think this is one of the most fun things to do with kids. They have no inhibitions, and we can all learn from them in that respect. Creating silly songs is one way to do that.

Joy Delgado
Illustrator and publisher of bilingual children’s books
http://goingbeyondreading.blogspot.com/