Hi friends! It is too beautiful outside to hang out indoors today! It’s supposed to be cool and rainy for the next couple of days, so I hope you’ll spend as much time outside as you can. I am typing this from my backyard right now, and this breeze would be perfect for flying a kite. When you come inside to cool off, try learning to sing the song “Let’s Go Fly a Kite!”
If you haven’t watched the original Mary Poppins movie, maybe you could do that on one of these upcoming rainy days! Here are the song lyrics so you can sing along…
Think about how this song is organized, what happens first? Next? Then?
I hear Verse #1, then a chorus or refrain that will be repeated again later. Next, I hear verse #2, followed by an instrumental interlude. Then, I hear one last chorus or refrain to end the song. Can you make up your own dance moves to show how the song is organized? Remember that is called the song’s FORM.
After singing and dancing, make your own homemade kite to fly today. You can make kites from lots of different things around your house, for example, a garbage bag, paper, newspaper, or whatever other creative ideas you can come up with yourself!
Today, though, the weather outside is frightful, so I plan to stay inside and watch a musical. I’m going to share some of my favorite musicals with you here, and which streaming services have them so you can watch one (or two, or ten!), today too.
The Sound of Music
Aladdin (the live-action version, so we can see real people singing)
A Celebration of the Music from Coco
High School Musical (ages 8 and up)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Mary Poppins Returns
Shrek The Musical (word of warning, it’s not recommended for kids under 9, this is not the same as the movie)
Broadwayhd.com (you can do a 7 day free trial and cancel after that if you don’t want to pay for it) They have tons of musicals, but here are my picks to watch with kids
The Sound of Music
Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall
Oklahoma (for bigger kids)
For rent on Amazon or Youtube
The Wizard of Oz
Singin’ in the Rain
The Music Man
The Wiz (another recommended for kids 8 and up)
Guys and Dolls (for ages 10 and up)
Let me know if you and your family watch a musical together today!