Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Music

#2158. Eensy Weensy Spider with emotion!

Music, level: Pre-School
Posted Sun Mar 4 02:14:11 PST 2001 by Sandye Moores (
John Darling Public School, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Materials Required: pictures of happy, sad, mad faces
Activity Time: 5 minutes
Concepts Taught: developing awareness of different emotions

I teach developmentally challenged children at an elementary level and find this activity very helpful for increasing their awareness of emotions (theirs and others). I use picture symbols of three faces: happy, sad and mad. Then we sing "Eensy Weensy Spider" using each of the different "emotions" each time we sing it. They love it! I have the children pick the order in which they want to sing the emotions. For sad, we pretend to cry while singing and for mad we stamp our feet and yell a bit. Lots of fun!