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Under the Sea

This classic song is from one of the very first Disney movies I ever saw (it was favorite because the princess had red hair…just like me) :).

Speaking of firsts, this was also the first song I used for my very first music therapy practicum in graduate school, back in the fall of 2006.  I used the music as a movement song and accompaniment to a parachute activity with several adorable children at the University of Iowa day care.

What we did:

Throughout the song, students take turns placing fish in the middle of parachute (an extra challenge: not letting the fish “escape” the outside edges of the parachute!). On the back of these fish you can write/tape/mark letters, numbers, colors, or other academic concepts on which the children on working.  It’s a great way to incorporate their goals AND have a fun time doing it…the rhythm of the music is just so catchy and fun!

Rachel See, MA, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist who is passionate about helping other music therapists share their ideas, songs and knowledge with the world through e-books!

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