Fine. Simple game, and the kids do enjoy it, but do get bored easily. So, I've been trying to think of different ways to do this, as I do love the song and it is great for teaching so many things. And then it came to me - movement!
As I've been going through my Orff levels (I completed Level 2 this past summer) I've really been trying to incorporate a lot more movement in my classroom. I love using Kodaly approaches to music literacy and beautiful singing, but the Orff improvisation and movement really speak to me as well. I feel that really, you can tie both approaches together, and your students end up better musicians. Anyway, one thing we worked on a lot in my Orff classes was creative movement, and creating different kinds of shapes with our bodies. The Laban Movement Analyses words for the 4 basic kinds of shapes are ball, pin, screw, and wall. Here are some pictures of my adorable daughter demonstrating these types of shapes: