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Hop Old Squirrel Instrumental Activity

This is a delightful activity to introduce the concept of timbre and part playing. Teach the children the song Hop Old Squirrel. Distribute tone blocks to half the children and tambourines to the other half. The children with the tone blocks play on the beat for "Hop old squirrel." The children with the tambourines shake them for "eidel dum dum/dee."