The Tree Song, #565


Children love to be silly, and I have to tell you that as a grown up who spends a lot of my time being silly with them, it leads to a lot of laughter and fun.  There is something very contagious about silliness, and I feel so fortunate that I get to partake in all the joy.

The Jewish holiday, “Tu B’shvat,” which is like a Jewish Arbor Day in appreciation of trees, is coming up, and I’ve been teaching many of my preschoolers and kindergarteners “The Tree Song” by Josh Miller.  This song is the epitome of “silly,” as the children get to pretend to be trees in the song.  The song is a hit with the kids as it incorporates movement and singing, and I must tell all of you that I have had the happiest week teaching this song.

So, of course, I want to share it, because I’ve been having just too much fun.  Click HERE to go to Youtube to hear and watch the song.  As you watch it, picture me jumping around with a gazillion kiddos, and you’ll know why I’ve been walking around with a smile on my face all week.

Happy Sunday, everyone.  May it be loaded with your own silliness!


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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