Good Morning Song: This is a cheery way to start the day. You could write the words on chart paper or put them on sentence strips in a pocket chart so the children learn the words through repeated reading. During the "whistling" part in the middle, children could circulate around the room greeting each other with handshakes or high-fives.
Superlative article on Parachute play and the many ways to use it with young children (outlines benefits for children w special needs, too) Clever parachute game for Itsy Bitsy spider to cross midline!
▶ great activity for listening and teaching a sense of rhythm can change the various categories to fruit, vegetables, colors, sports, animals, etc. Primary Music Lesson: Rhythmically Speaking: 1 The Rhythm Game - YouTube