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One Great Iron Ball

I like doing this one with drums; it's designed to help children's fluency with different volumes, or dynamics.
Copyright 2015 by Matt Fernald


When Roger goes to play, he's got to bring his bag (repeat)
It’s got ping pong balls,
Tennis balls,
Bowling balls,
And one great iron ball! (THUD)

He throws them way up high and drops them way down low (repeat)
Those ping pong balls,
Tennis balls,
Bowling balls,
And one great iron ball! (THUD)

And if you aren't careful you'll slip and slip and fall (repeat)
On the ping pong balls,
Tennis balls,
Bowling balls,
And one great iron ball! (THUD)


Tap drum on the beat
Tap out the name of each ball; ping pong balls are quiet,
tennis balls are medium,
bowling balls are LOUD,
and finally, hit your drum once, hardest of all, on "THUD"