One of my favorite movies of all time, "The Wizard of Oz", inspired the song I’m sharing today. It’s about a scarecrow who just can’t scare the crows away, just like the character in the movie. This song is perfect for fall, and it also addresses an important educational area: learning body parts.
The lyrics of "Scarecrow Song" mention several different body parts, including the head, feet, elbows, knees, nose, and ears. Here are just a few ways to use the song as a teaching tool for this particular subject.
- Using either a real or illustrated scarecrow, have your students place paper crows on each body part as it is sung.
- Have students touch or point to each body part at the appropriate time as the song is sung or played.
- As you (the teacher or leader) are singing the song, point to each body part. Do not sing the body parts, though; let the students fill in the blanks.
- Change the order of verses in the song so that students do not simply memorize the order of the body parts as they are mentioned. Keep them on their toes!