This is an Orff arrangement I created for my fourth grade students. The idea is to get everyone involved by singing, playing, or moving. The students themselves added some additional instruments to the ones listed here, and please feel free to make changes or additions so that this piece can be beneficial to your students too!
The piece has a calypso-like feel, and the progressions are easy enough for students to pick up on your barred instruments.
I can provide individual parts if necessary, available parts are:
When I teach each part, we have a verbal cue that is presented at the same time as the notation, as follows:
Maraccas: "cha cha cha cha cha cha shake"
Claves: "I love the claves"
Cabasa: "hands up, rooooollll"
Tubanos: "low high low, hands up"