I’d like to share with you a fun and easy sing-along song to teach preschoolers at the beginning of a new school year. This song can be found in my Back to School lesson plan, but you could can use this any time of the year as it reinforces an important skill.
It’s My Turn to Play is a piggyback song of Itsy Bitsy Spider.
All you need is one instrument, such as a shaker or a drum. Teach students the song and have them repeat it as a group. Pass an instrument from person to person as you sing the song. Each child takes a turn playing the instrument as the rest of the group sings. This serves as a reminder that they need to wait their turn while someone else has it.
The lyrics are very simple:
It’s my turn to play and your turn to wait…
Instead of “my turn”, you could substitute the child’s name who is holding the instrument.