Spider Sandwich Activity Sequence Beth McLaughlin, LCAT, MSE, MT-BC Wildwood School Schenectady, New York
Adaptations Have children help put the materials away by sorting ‣ puppets and toy food into edible and non-edible piles. Include pictures of condiments and other sandwich ‣ fillings to expand food vocabulary.
Description The purpose of Spider Sandwich is to encourage language and concept development while engaging young children in a silly nonsense song. Materials A variety of insect finger puppets ‣ Plastic sandwich fixings (available at most toy stores) ‣ Goals ‣ ‣ ‣
Spider Sandwich Beth McLaughlin, LCAT, MT-BC
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for your lunch? for your lunch? F C
Behavior Observation The child will: vocalize repeated phrases in the context of the ‣ song…”Eeeww!” and “No way, Jose!!” identify insects by name. ‣ categorize edibles and non-edibles. ‣ Directions 1. The leader will place a spider finger puppet between two plastic pieces of bread while singing the first two lines of the song: Would you like a spider on your sandwich? Would you like a spider for your lunch? 2. Whatever vocal protests are made by the children will be incorporated into the song e.g. ‘No!’ ‘Eeeww!’ ‘Disgusting!’ etc. 3. The leader will continue singing lyric response ‘No way, Jose!’ and give children time to repeat the phrase. 4. Repeat song with a variety of finger puppets.
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don't want a spi - der don't want a bee F C
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your sand - wich? C
G7 C 1st and 2nd verse
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for my lunch! for my lunch! C
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Jo - se! Jo - se!
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Would you like some pea - nut but - ter D7
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No way! No way! C 3rd verse
Would you like some pea - nut but - ter
Yes - sir - ee!
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on your sand-wich? Would you like a spi- der on your sand-wich? Would you like a bee F C G C
To encourage spontaneous vocalizations To learn about insects To differentiate food/non food items and identify preferred food choices
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Would you like a spi- der Would you like a bee G
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pea-nut but - ter sand - wich
for your lunch? G7
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for my lunch!
Listen to Spider Sandwich Recorded 2010 by Beth McLaughlin
About the Author Beth McLaughlin is internship director and coordinator of music therapy services for children and young adults with autism and complex learning disabilities at Wildwood School in Schenectady, New York. Contact: email@example.com
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