Here are my ideas for use in music class:
- Find a good image of a bat and make five copies. I attach yarn to each bat picture and five students wear the bats with yarn aroung their necks.
- Echo sing the song with the children until they are secure with the melody.
- As you sing each verse, be sure to have the children "fly away" one by one. Be sure to demonstrate the subtraction that is taking place, such as 5-1=4, 4-1=3, etc.
- Two more students can play the part of the mother bat and the doctor. Give the "mother" a phone and make sure that the doctor is ready to give the directions!