Chicken Hats for Cluck Cluck Moo
In the ComposeCreate Facebook group, Linda recently posted this:
Your “Cluck Cluck Moo” has been a huge hit with my young students. I made little red triangle hats out of felt craft squares I purchased at a superstore for under $1. Thank for this cute piece and the captivating lyrics.
I was intrigued of course, so I asked if she could send a picture and show me these chicken hats that she made for her beginning students! Here they are:
Aren’t these chicken hats adorable?
I love all you creative teachers! I love seeing when you take a piece and goes the extra mile to make it even more special for each student. Many children love to get “in character,” so these chicken hats are a such a lovely example of Linda sensing what her students might like and then just going for it! I love her creativity!
Here’s how Linda made them:
- Purchase 2 9×12 inch squares of red felt at the craft store.
- Make a small diagonal cut about 2 ½ inches from the corner on long edge.
- Put the two pieces of felt together, fold over in ½ and cut in the same place straight up to the point at the top.
- Glue the two sides together to make the hat, or to make it last longer, whip stitch edges with needle and thread. Seems to fit most children’s heads just perfectly!
If you are interested, you can get Cluck Cluck Moo as an immediate download here.
Cluck Cluck Moo is a hit. It is good for my slow beginner, and soon her very beginner sister and they can play it together. For another young student who is playing like crazy, it is a great finger exercise, fun piece to use a a warm up and help with moving hand position.
What creative things do you do to engage young students? Have you ever created something for a student to wear while playing a piece? I’d love to hear about your creativity!