Young children love to pretend to be all kinds of animals, but something about monkeys and gorillas is particularly appealing to them. Maybe it’s the wild jumpy noisiness!
“Matilda the Gorilla” is a delightful song with a lilting rhythm that’s irrestistible for little feet to dance to. The chorus is a rhythmic “Ooh-ooh- ooh-ooh, Ah-ah-ah” where children can sing along while doing a silly gorilla dance!
There’s also plenty of instrumental interludes for improvisational dance and movement. Encourage your students to use their whole bodies to keep the beat.
Perfect as a tie-in to stories about the jungle, or just for any time your students want to have fun, “Matilda the Gorilla” will become a class favorite!