Eenie Meenie Beenie Beenie

by Teresa Jennings

We hope this light-hearted song doesn't require a whole lot of explanation. It's simple, it's short, and it's a vehicle for your students to bring in their favorite bean bag toys to show off, share, and shake to the music!

This silly little tune is a boogie woogie, set in a singable key even for your littlest performers. Part of the song is sung and part is spoken, but none of it is difficult. If your students listen to the recording, they will pick it up quickly.

The real fun part of the song is the movement of the bean bag toys, of course. While the lyrics suggest some movement, you can incorporate any movement you like. During the guitar solo section, in fact, let your students shake their toys freely.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.