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padlin
07-16-2016, 06:57 AM
Heading to the beach with 3 of the grand kids (7,5, and 3) for a week and would like to pickup a couple dolphins to take along to see if they might be interested in plinking around on them. If such exits, I could use suggestions on what to attempt to show kids that might get them interested. Keep in mind they have the attention span of a gnat.

frigiliana
07-16-2016, 07:48 AM
This is good only uses C7 , my grandkids enjoyed the actions , Lime in the Coconut.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCHUjMpeqtU&ab_channel=KalaniMusic

Choirguy
07-16-2016, 07:48 AM
The 3 and 5 year old might be interested in just singing with you; the 7 year old might be ready to learn some chords. I would look at the kids songs in The Daily Ukulele, and Hal Leonard publishes "Kids' Songs for Ukulele."

Ukejenny
07-16-2016, 02:48 PM
Baby Beluga - one of my favorites! Greg & Steve songs are great, as are Raffi songs. Lots of fun tunes. http://www.raffinews.com http://www.gregandsteve.com

Many of the chords for their songs can be found online - google the titles.

Ukejenny
07-16-2016, 02:50 PM
Here's Baby Beluga, by Raffi.

C
Baby Beluga in the deep blue sea,
............................... G
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
G7
Heaven above, and the sea below,
..............................................C
And a little white whale on the go.

F..................C..................D
Baby beluga, baby Beluga, is the water warm?
......................................G.....G7...G
Is your mama home with you, so happy.

actadh
07-17-2016, 07:07 AM
Any Disney song works for my grandkids. But, I get them to play longest when I just hand them a ukulele and let them make up their own songs. They have their own First Act ukuleles.

Here they are on my Outdoor ukulele and a canjo (one string diatonic scale). They are "reading" the songbook from Frozen. They also "tune" with a Reverb tuner. I bring shakers and tambourines for them to use, too.

billten
07-17-2016, 02:16 PM
My kids loved learning twinkle twinkle fingerstlye and then on to amazing grace.

Nickie
07-17-2016, 02:27 PM
Kids love Marley's 3 Little Birds.