Friday, April 6, 2012

Flannel Friday: The Trumpet Went Toot Toot Toot

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and we're celebrating at our library system. There's no lack of jazz curriculum for grade schoolers floating around the internet, Baby Loves Jazz CDs, or picture books on jazz that can be adapted for babies and toddlers but try and find a finger play or poem that can be adapted into a flannel board set. 

Go on, I dare you. 

Here's the one I came up with when the internet failed me, I call it "The Trumpet Went Toot, Toot, Toot"


The trumpet wanted to start a band
So he asked the saxophone to lend a hand


The trumpet went toot, toot, toot
And the sax sang be bop beep


The sound wasn't quite right
Then the drums marched into sight

The trumpet went "toot, toot, toot"
The sax sang "be bop beep"
And the drums said "a rat a tat tat"

But the sound still wasn't there
Then a piano song filled the air

The trumpet went "toot, toot, toot"
The sax sang "be bop beep"
The drums said "a rat a tat tat"
And the piano trilled "plink, plink, plink"

The sound was almost done
They just needed a bass to join the fun

The trumpet went "toot, toot, toot"
The sax sang "be bop beep"
The drums said "a rat a tat tat"
The piano trilled "plink, plink, plink"
And the bass answered "thump, thump, thump"

5 instruments in 1 great band
They play the swingingest jazz in all the land!

5 comments:

  1. Got it! This will be up on the round up tonight. And I was looking for a musical flannel, so thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is fantastic! It's better than most rhymes that I have come across in professional books.

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  3. I love this! I always have a hard time finding music rhymes and flannelboards.

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  4. AWESOME! I love the way you repeated the instrument sounds each time you added a new instrument. Repetition is good for the little ones but it isn't always done in a fun way. This is FUN! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  5. Your rhyme and felt pieces are great!!

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