Celebrate World Poetry Day with Spike Milligan's absurd poem On The Ning Nang Nong. Jemima wants Josh to perform the poem faster and faster! How quickly can you recite this classic, silly poem? Can you remember all the words? What kind of animals are in this poem? What do the teapots say? What kind of instruments does Josh play in this clip? Have a go at writing your own silly rhyming poem. Share it with the class.
Explore the use of the body as a percussion instrument with a piece of repertoire that can be used for preinstrumental skill development.
Flynn and Dudley tell a story while using a variety of materials to create sound effects.
Learn how various household items can be used to make sound effects. Guess the animal by didgeridoo sounds.
An overview of the different types of musical instruments and how they work.
Children design and build their own musical instruments out of recyclable materials.
Jerome demonstrates his handmade percussion instruments and the sounds they make
The difficulty of playing an instrument while marching is demonstrated by a marching band playing at the Royal Queensland Show.
Breaking news: a pussy cat travels to London to visit the Queen! Newsreader Teo gets to the bottom of the rhyme with Kiruna as Pussy Cat Pussy Cat.
Breaking news: Polly puts the kettle on, but Sukey takes it off again. Newsreader Kiruna gets to the bottom of the rhyme with Matt as Sammy?
Breaking news: lost sheep return with tails wagging behind them. Newsreader Michelle gets to the bottom of the rhyme with Teo as Little Bo Peep.
Breaking news: local couple venture up a hill to fetch a pail of water. Newsreader Matt gets to the bottom of the rhyme with Teo as Jack and Kiruna as Jill.
Legendary comedian Magda Szubanski puts a twist on the classic nursery rhyme "Old Mother Hubbard".
Breaking news: An egg has fallen off a wall. Newsreader Kiruna gets to the bottom of the rhyme, with Teo as A King's Man.
Breaking news: a little teapot gets all steamed up. Newsreader Kiruna gets to the bottom of the rhyme with Matt as Little Teapot.
Breaking news: Little Boy Blue found sleeping on the job. Newsreader Teo gets to the bottom of the rhyme, with Michelle as Little Boy Blue.
Breaking news: a mouse runs down the clock. Newsreader Teo gets to the bottom of the rhyme, with Kiruna as the mouse.
Breaking news: little piggy goes wee wee wee wee all the way home. Newsreader Michelle gets to the bottom of the rhyme with Teo as Little Piggy No.4.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection.