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One Duck Stuck – I have used this for movement
Tiki Tiki Tembo – great with the repetition of this “great long name” although possibly more wordy than you would like.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – another oft repeated refrain, but wordy in between.
The Happy Hedgehog Band
The Bremen Town Musicians is great as a unit of instruction rather than a one time event. I read it over two class periods and students make animal sounds and do movements. We then follow up with a day for each animal: donkey day, dog day, cat day and rooster day. I also have used pictures of the animals to make iconic rhythm patterns (e.g. donkey donkey dog dog). We’ve even used the pictures to replace the items of “Who Has the Penny?”