This song really needs no introduction – or explanation!
One of my very favorite holiday songs (and very favorite holiday TV Specials!) So let’s have some fun singing along together!
I hope you’re all enjoying this festive season and I wish you a wonderful week!
Well, I am so excited about sharing this video with you today. Almost as excited as I was to record it!
I have the one and only Suzi Shelton as a guest today! And together we are singing the Christmas classic, “Silver Bells”.
And even more exciting?? This Sunday, December 8th, Suzi will be performing at Hip Tot music festival at the Shapeshifter Lounge here in Brooklyn, and I will be joining her onstage for this very song. !!!
So whether via video or live performance we hope you enjoy the song.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!!
Yes, a time when Thanksgiving and the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah occur at the same time. Last week we began this holiday season with a Turkey song, and today, a Hanukkah song. It’s a simple song about the small top that children spin and play wth during the Festival of LIghts – the Dreidel.
It’s an easy to learn, spirited sing-along. So grab your kiddos, press play and if you don’t know the words, I’ve got them scrolling along the bottom of the video for you.
Enjoy! And I’ll see you next week with a Christmas song and a special guest!
In the Mommy-and-Me-Preschool-Readiness class I used to teach, I often had a bird theme in the classroom as we rolled into Thanksgiving. The ideas of Gratitude or the subject of the Pilgrims are both a bit beyond a toddler’s grasp! But birds? Birds they understood. Ducks, chicken, and of course, Turkeys!
So in trying to find a Thanksgiving song to do this week, without repeating myself from previous years, I reached into my “bird song” archive (in my mind!) and recalled The Dickey Bird song. I decided we’d do it this week and use movement scarves. And then on a whim decided to change the Dickey Birds into Turkeys who run, rather than fly away. What the heck!
If you don’t have movement scarves, just grab a couple of paper towels, or you could even get crafty with a couple of brown paper lunch bags and make some Turkey puppets.
Enjoy the song, and keep watching after I finish because I decided to throw in one extra song for old times sake!
You know, I actually remember very vividly the day I first heard this song.
I was at some sort of daycare/daycamp situation. I don’t remember what the exact circumstances as to why I was there…(summer? a random day of extended day care? A class I was signed up for?) but I remember that I felt new to a situation where everyone else seemed like they knew what was going on. Including this song!
I remember the room was blue and red, and there was a man with a guitar, and he starting singing this song, and EVERYONE chimed in! How did they know it? I’d never heard it before?!
And most baffling – why were they saying this crazy name and saying that it was their name, too?!
It is a complete nonsensical song – but boy is it a crowd pleaser and soooo fun to sing-along to once you know the words. And who doesn’t love a nice, big, LOUD “LA LA LA LA LA LA LA”?!
Hope your kiddos enjoy it and hope you get to boisterously sing-along with them a little bit, too.
Have a great day!