Thanksgiving Resources & Songs

I cannot believe we have already arrived at the week of thanksgiving! Where has the time flown this year!  Before you know it I’ll be posting about Christmas.  All of the decorations are up, the turkey is soon to be thawing in the fridge, and families are getting ready to travel.  If you’re anything like me though, you are still going to be working and doing sessions this week!   So, in honor of Thanksgiving I’ve complied a few resources for music therapists.  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!   1.  Four Educational Thanksgiving Chants from Tuned Into Learning These four chants work on a variety of concepts including naming colors, counting, sharing, telling time, turn taking, and social skills.   I love these adorable chants and FREE printouts!  I’ll be using two of them today in my own sessions! 2.   Thanksgiving Song Writing Activity from Music Therapy = <3 This song writing activity is a great opportunity for older clients (teens & up) to discuss what they are thankful for, work on expression, identify feelings, and understand what the holiday Read More

Blowing in the Breeze – Songs for Speech

“Blowing in the Breeze” is a new song I use with a couple of my clients working on speech and articulation goals.  Practicing blowing through a straw or on a pinwheel are great oral motor exercises for my clients.  Every time they hear the word “blow” in this song, they have to complete the action.  It is a slower song with breaks for the client in each of the verses.  This song can also help clients with attention, counting, following directions and many other goals, focusing on the song to find each time the word “blow” is repeated.  I hope you enjoy this new song!   Blowing in the Breeze by On A Good Note Read More

This is How I Feel – Song For Expression

Today’s new song is focused on identifying emotions, managing feelings, and appropriate expression.  The instrumental track and bonus items are the real resource today! When you download the album, not only do you have an example of how the song could sound, but you also get and instrumental track, the chord sheet, and the worksheet to help identify emotions, their causes, and ways to appropriately express and cope with those feelings, .  You then can add those words from the worksheet to the fill in the blank lyric sheet to create your own personalized song! I am currently using this song with a client following our greeting.  We often add pictures or drawings as a visual aid for our song! I hope you can find a way to use this resource in your session!   This is How I Feel by On A Good Note Read More