I picked the story ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’. When doing this lesson with a class it is best to pick story’s that the children already know so it is more motivating and meaningful for the children. Also try and pick a story that something exciting happens in it.
I scanned through the book and then picked instruments and sound effects we thought would suit the different movements and words in the book.
We used drums, rain makers, metal triangles, tambourines and wooden instruments.
We then practiced narrating the book and adding the sounds to the correct parts and then recorded the whole thing. Here is the results:
I really enjoyed this TDT and it really made me think how language can be linked to music. It had inspired me to try this in my class in the future.