[Music Therapy Tools] Two fun Fall songs for your Music Therapy clients

Not only is our staff constantly working to empower and inspire our clients through new music, but we’re also dedicated to creating tools and resources for our colleagues and fellow music therapists. Our creative field(s) are highly collaborative, and we value the opportunity to share ideas and learning objectives with others in the field. Whitney Fairchild, a board-certified music therapist at Spectrum Creative Arts, wrote the following two songs to help school-age students prepare for two of our favorite Fall events: going back to school, and Halloween! Take a look below to see how you can use these pieces at home, in your classroom, or in your private studio.

  1. Back To School Song

With the new school year, we need some new tunes. Students are getting ready for the school year with new school supplies and fancy new gear. This song gives us a way to talk about the different things that we’d pack for school, and why they’re important for your school day! Each verse provides a spot to fill in the item we’re singing about, and other optional spots to fill in the function of the item. Some students will have their own ideas about why each item is important, and might even want to suggest their own ideas of what they should pack in their backpack each day! A lead sheet is provided at the bottom of this post. 

Chorus
G C
Going to the bus stop
G C
On my way to school
G C
Packing up my backpack
G C
Picking out my school tools

Verse 1
G     Em        A  D
Gonna pack my lunch box
For a delicious and nutritious lunch
Yes I’m gonna pack my ________
For a delicious and nutritious ______. 

 G     Em       A   D
Can’t forget my pencil
To write down the important stuff!
Yes I can’t forget my _________
To _____ the important stuff.

Chorus

Verse 2
G     Em   A  D
Gotta pack my notebook
So I’ve got something to write in
Yes I’ve gotta pack my _________
So I’ve got something to ________.

G Em   A  D
I’ll need my water bottle
So I can stay hydrated!
Yes I’ll need my _________
So I can stay ________!

Chorus

 2. I Want Candy (And Something Healthy!)

Halloween is just around the corner! This year, we’re looking forward to the yummy snacks, but we’re also thinking about some healthy options that we could get too! This song helps us to fill in ideas of both yummy candy snacks and tasty healthy snacks. The best thing about this song is that it’s based on “I Want Candy”! Give a listen and see if you can think of any candy or healthy snacks to give out this Halloween!

Halloween is filled with treats
Everyone’s collecting sweets
Walking round from door to door
All you hear is children roar…

I want candy (4x)

Some houses will have tasty sweets
Other people give healthy treats
Let’s think about what tastes good..
And some treats that are good for you!

I want candy
How about a chocolate bar?
I want something healthy
How about some fruit snacks?

I want candy
How about smarties!
I want something healthy
How about pretzels?

Halloween is filled with treats
Everyone’s collecting sweets
Walking round from door to door
All you hear is children roar…

I want candy (4x)

By | 2017-10-12T14:55:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Music Therapy, News, Staff Share|0 Comments

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