This is a game of “stop and go” that keeps kids on their toes–and listening closely. It’s easy to add actions as the kids become more comfortable with it.

Listen here.

verse 1

Chatter with the angels soon in the morning,

Chatter with the angels in that land,

Chatter with the angels soon in the morning,

Chatter with the angels, join the band.

CHORUS

I hope to join that band

And chatter with the angels all day long.

I hope to join that band

And chatter with the angels all day long.

verse 2: Clap with the angels, etc.

verse 3: Tiptoe with the angels, etc.

verse 4: March with the angels, etc.

verse 5: Dance with the angels, etc.

Directions: With children seated, sing through the song once. Sing again and have them notice the two spots in the son where they sing “I hope to join that band.” Tell them they must STOP what they are doing while they sing these words and the continue singing until they come to them again. First time through, use the clapping verse. When children have mostly gotten the hang of it, stand up and let them move around with the other actions.