Musical Princess Day!

May 31, 2008 at 10:11 pm | Posted in Children's Music, Dancing, FUN, Kindermusik, Music, Musical Fairy Tale Tea Party, Princess Day, Princesses!, Tea Party! | Leave a comment
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Musical Princess Day 2008

Another group of little princesses enjoyed our Musical Princess Day on May 17th. We had such a great time another one is in the planning stages. Keep watching for a chance to let your little princess participate!

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Musical Fairy Tale Tea Party a success! Check out our Video!

July 22, 2007 at 4:55 am | Posted in Art, Blogroll, Children's Music, Dancing, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, Musical Fairy Tale Tea Party, Princess Day, Princesses!, Singing, Tea Party! | Leave a comment

Today we have enjoyed many fairy tale and musical activities! We made butterfly puppets; played Old Queen Glory of the Mountain; listened to a story about Thumbelina and then danced with the Butterflies just like she did; played instruments with the instrument story of Momotarasan; visited an enchanted forest and danced with the animals where we met Goldilocks and she and Little Bear invited us to a TEA PARTY! Ms Julie told us the story of Jack and the Beanstalk while we were eating and then we got our own magic beans and made shaker instruments! Little Bear and Goldilocks gave us a bear to remember them with. We danced with our bears and shakers and rocked with moms and dads before going home. What a wonderful time we had!

Musical Fairy Tale Tea Party, July 21st!

July 6, 2007 at 9:21 pm | Posted in Art, Children's Music, Dancing, Imagine That, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, Musical Fairy Tale Tea Party, Princess Day, Princesses!, Singing | 2 Comments

Please come to the Musical Fairy Tale Tea Party July 21st. Details below …

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Dance of a Thousand Hands~Awesome Video!

June 10, 2007 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Asian, Blogroll, Dancing, Hearing Impaired, Kindermusik, Music, Music Making, Princesses! | 13 Comments


Fellow Kindermusik Educator Jeanne Lippincott sent a link to this video of the Dance of a Thousand Hands. Read on to understand the completely awesome nature of what this video encompasses… 

Thousand-Hand Guan Yin    ~    There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making the rounds across the net. Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf. Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring. Its first major international debut was in Athens last year at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics. But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled Persons’ Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries. Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year. More information

As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others

Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.

Princess Day! What a fun time we had!

May 20, 2007 at 2:56 am | Posted in and more!, Blogroll, Children's Music, Kindermusik, Music, Musical Instruments, Princess Day, Princesses!, Ramblings | Leave a comment

Please check out some of the fun we had on Princess Day!

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Playing with our Egg Shaker Instruments!

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Having a Princess Parade!

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Rocking and resting with Mom and Dad.

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We are ready to have some fun…say cheese!

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Reading about “Tressa the Musical Princess”

Today 14 little princesses came to have fun with Queen Ms. Julie! We made crowns and sceptors, danced around a Maypole, read Tressa the Musical Princess who “Saved the Day!”. We all ‘saved the day’ when we turned Dragon Eggs into Eggs with Golden Coins inside! Our eggs became wonderful shaker instruments which we played in many fun ways and even had a Princess Parade! We heard about the wicked step mother who made a poison apple for her step daughter princess to eat and the fairy god-mother who gave the princess the magic words “Obsiwana” to protect her from the poison. Then we promptly made our own “Poison” apple and said “Obsiwana” over it before playing a pass the apple game. We heard about the frog prince, who was looking for his princess and about Princess Golden who was changed into a GoldFish by a wicked witch and how her fairy godmother turned her into a beautiful Golden Fish who became the protector of all Princesses! She brought us a delicious snack of Goldfish Colors and a special Princess Pet to always remember her! We made pet collars with bells to easily find our pets if a wicked witch was near and then danced with those and ribbon streamers as parents joined us. We ended our time with a gentle rocking and resting song with mom’s and dad’s before leaving to go home.

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