Trombone Shorty - Storytime Online

Updated: 4 days ago


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Trombone Shorty by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Wednesday, February 17 (we were closed yesterday due to the snow; we are open today!), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.


Enjoy a borrowed copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities. Please return the book after you are done; everything else is yours to keep!


"Trombone Shorty" by Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews


"Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.

Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music."


Go to: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/trombone-shorty/


You will have the book read to you by actress Angela Bassett. She did such a great job, we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a borrowed copy of Trombone Shorty by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored horns)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 4 activity pages

  • 3 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instruments included)

  • a make a "music sandwich" craft

  • a stage craft (with a mini Trombone Shorty!)

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included horn handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the blue horn?

Blue horn, blue horn?

Can you show me the blue horn?

And wave it in the air?


Brown… yellow… green… orange



Hold It High – Choose one horn from handouts

Hold your horn high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your horn below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your horn against your nose

Now touch the horn to your toes

Touch your horn to the ground

Now wave that horn all around!


Hold your horn in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your horn and jump up high!

Now let your horn fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments


Musical Instruments Song by CoComelon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY_JqmBlsCE



When the Band Comes Marching In by Super Simple Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h6F-YngTi0



Musical Instruments by Pinkfong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVdDJWZ7Z_I



Jingle Bells “Trombone Shorty Style” by Thomas Wiggins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJSVO7eyFY8



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Dancing Dancing

Dancing, dancing baby on my knee

(bounce)

Dancing, dancing 1 2 3!

(lift or big bounce)

Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee

(clap)

Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!

(big clap)

Drumming, drumming with baby on my knee

(help baby drum on knees)

Drumming, drumming 1 2 3!

(drumroll)

Hugging, hugging baby on my knee

(hug)

Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

(hug or tilt)



ACTION RHYMES


The Finger Band

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


The finger band is coming to town,

Coming to town, coming to town.

The finger band is coming to town,

So early in the morning.

(Start with hands behind your back, wiggle them as you bring them forward.)


This is the way they play their drums…

(Pretend to play drums.)

This is the way they twirl their hands…

(Twirl hands around your head.)

This is the way they play their horns…

(Pretend to play a horn.)


The finger band is going away,

Going away, going away.

The finger band is going away,

So early in the morning.

(Wiggle fingers back behind you as you lower your voice to a whisper.)


My Instruments

(tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)


I can play my drum drum drum

(pat thighs like a drum)

Drum drum drum, drum drum drum

I can play my drum drum drum

As long as I can stand


I can play my guitar…

(strum the air like a guitar)


I can play my maracas…

(shake hands like maracas)



The Big Bass Drum

Oh, we can play on the big bass drum

And this is the way we do it.

(drum on thighs)

Boom, boom, boom goes the big bass drum

And that is the way we do it.


Oh, we can play on the little flute

And this is the way we do it.

(pretend to play a flute by side of mouth)

Toot, toot, toot goes the little flute

And that is the way we do it!


Oh, we can play on the tambourine

And this is the way we do it.

(pretend to shake a tambourine in the air)

Ting, ting, ting goes the tambourine

And that is the way we do it!



MORE LINKS!


Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’s site:

http://tromboneshorty.com/


Artist Bryan Collier’s site:

http://www.bryancollier.com/


Trombone Shorty at age 13, featured with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis from 2000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9YUi3UhEPQ


Let us know what your little ones thought of Trombone Shorty! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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