When we were making Super Simple Songs 2, we wanted to include a song version of the popular kids chant/game "Who Took/Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?" We spent a ton of time on various versions...including one ill-fated attempt at a big bawdy number with me singing in my best (or worst depending how you look at it) Vegas-era Elvis voice. Finally, Troy put down a very simple but fun and funky beat and we settled on a little chant that took very little time to actually record. Naturally, the most basic, least complicated song on a CD full of simple songs was one of the most popular among our young students. We should have known. You can hear a clip at cdBaby.
Here is an adorable video of some kindergarten students in Korea performing their hard-boiled detective story version of "Who Stole the Cookie". Priceless. Just a heads up...the queen in the story says "Kiss my hand."
You can read more about the teacher's (director) experiences teaching in Korea here.
For some lesson ideas revolving around "Who took the cookie", try here.