Children like to sing this song and hug themselves during the
shiver parts. The corn maracas add tone color to the song.
Children can use them just on the words shiverand brrrto create
a sound similar to the wind blowing through tree branches or
dried weeds and grass.
This activity is appropriate for either preschool or kindergarten
Suggestions for Additional Activities
Add maracas to autumn songs such as activity 2.5.
Put maracas made from clear bottles or jars in the music area
(activity 5.4). Use a variety of fillers so the children can explore
how different materials affect the sound of the maracas.