Ooey Gooey Worm
The other day, while down an internet rabbit-hole, I discovered this little beauty of a plushie.
I thought to myself, this guy would be perfect for "Ooey Gooey"! In case you haven't come across this gem yet, "Ooey Gooey" is a chant/song (I've heard it in both spoken and melodic contexts) that can be used to teach a variety of musical elements.
It is great for taa & ti-ti practice as well as introducing la, but can be introduced to your students much earlier for a speaking/singing voice contrast, as everything from "Splat!" onwards is always spoken.
Your older students can have a hoot revisiting this one when they learn about anacrusis. As I've always said, they're never too old for puppets. If I still get excited about them at my age, then a 10 year old can too!
You can have some great fun getting students to act out the song using the puppet and a train made up of students (makes a nice connection to Engine, Engine and you can practice beat-stepping while you're at it!)
Isn't Ooey Gooey cute? You can check him out in more detail here