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Here you'll find songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers that you can sing whenever you feel like it.

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Tap Tap Shapes

Tap Tap Shapes

In this activity the kids can learn about different shapes by tapping on each shape with a pair of drumsticks. In each verse, they'll have to tap on a different shape.

In the last line of each verse, the children can hold one of their drumsticks like a pen and "trace" around the edges of the shape. Leave some "space" between each verse for the children to do their tracing - if you're playing an instrument, then add an instrumental fill, and if you're just singing, then hum the tune or sing it in "dum-di-dum's".

Each child will need a copy of the shapes printable, ideally printed on cardstock to stand up to the drumming. To make a more impactful sound (and prevent holes!) you could stick the printable to a wooden board (an A4-size black/whiteboard would work well), or a plastic tray, or a piece of cardboard. Use Prestik to stick the printable, so that once they are done with the tapping activity, they can remove the printable and then colour in their shapes.

Each child will also need a set of "drumsticks". You could use rhythm sticks, or improvise with something like craft sticks/ice-cream sticks.

Tap tap shapes

(to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)

I’m learning all my shapes today
And tapping with these drumsticks
Tap on a circle
Tap on a circle
Tap on a circle
Now trace around the edges

I’m learning all my shapes today
And tapping with these drumsticks
Tap on a triangle
Tap on a triangle
Tap on a triangle
Now trace around the edges

I’m learning all my shapes today
And tapping with these drumsticks
Tap on a square
Tap on a square
Tap on a square
Now trace around the edges

I’m learning all my shapes today
And tapping with these drumsticks
Tap on a rectangle
Tap on a rectangle
Tap on a rectangle
Now trace around the edges

I’m learning all my shapes today
And tapping with these drumsticks
Tap on a star
Tap on a star
Tap on a star
Now trace around the edges

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