Episodes
Hey Noodlinos! Music activities for kids abound in this here podcast installment of the mighty Noodle Loaf show.  So grab some toast and a kid (preferably your own) be it a preschooler, a kindergartener or even a big kid because we've got some goooood jams to share with you. Time To Move - Our first music game is of the creative movement variety.  Children are invited to move like various objects, animals and people, all to our laid back kid friendly groove.  Can you be like water?  ✪ Echo...
Published 03/03/21
Gather up your preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary aged children and forever young grown ups for some singing, moving and good old fashioned trivia.  We continue our Black History celebration on this episode filled with music and giggles.   Dr. Mae Jemison (First Black Woman in Space) - (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Time To Move (Creative Movement / Flow / Weight) ✪ Trivia! Motown Group or Black Inventor (General Knowledge / Music Appreciation) ✪ ✪✪✪ OH LET US SING!: BLACK HISTORY...
Published 02/17/21
Noodle Loaf has just released an album of echo songs! It is an EP of 5 songs about 5 inspiring figures of Black History and you can find it wherever music is streamed or downloaded.  Some songs from that EP and more appear in this special Black History themed episode... Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Creative Movement) ✪ James Baldwin Used His Words (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Clap It Back (Rhythmic Awareness) ✪ Pedal On! A Song About Major Taylor (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ The cornbread...
Published 02/03/21
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new EP from Noodle Loaf! In honor of MLK's birthday and Black History Month, Noodle Loaf has released a 5 song album of original echo songs, available with and without the echo for maximum sing-along-ability.  Check that out on your music platform of choice after you listen to this hot and fresh new episode! Oh Let Us Sing of Dr. King (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ KaraYOUke (Melodic and Verbal Improvisation / Phonics) ✪ Time To Move (Creative...
Published 01/13/21
Monday Soup, Tuesday Soup, Wednesday Soup, Thursday Soup, Friday Soup, Saturday Soup, Sunday...Nachos! Time To Move (Creative Movement / Steady Beat) ✪ When Will the Rain Stop? (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Monday Soup (Pattern Recognition / Rhythmic Awareness) ✪ ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - one of Amazon's Best Books of 2020 - by Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a...
Published 12/23/20
You don't get to clean up if you don't make a mess.  So go make a mess and then sing along with our clean up echo song.  PLUS we'll use our ears to name sounds and our mouths to make rhymes.  It's a full face work out you don't want to miss. Name That Sound (Aural Awareness) ✪ Cleaning So Clean (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Rhyme Time (Phonological Awareness) ✪ ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ ...
Published 11/18/20
A bit of a theme going on in this one.  Who improvises?  Who does not?  What does improvise mean? What does amprovise mean?  As far as I know, it does not mean anything. Nonetheless this episode is fun and educational and fun. Clap It Back (Rhythmic Awareness / Music Appreciation) ✪ Improvise (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ My Mother is a Baby (Story Song / Song Form) ✪ You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪ ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from...
Published 11/04/20
To play this podcast you will need a body, a head, paper and crayons or something like crayons like pencils.  And some time.  And a desire to have fun.  That's more or less it.  You'll see. Dance Dance Noodleution (Creative Movement / Body Isolation) ✪ I Made a Costume pt. 3 (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Floor Banana ✪ Guided Doodle ft. Mozart (Music Appreciation / Listening Skills) ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ ...
Published 10/21/20
Today's song combines the power of growth mindset affirmations with the joy music fundamentals! Specifically solfege.  I think you're going to like it.  You'll also enjoy our Hispanic Heritage Month game "Instrument or Food" that celebrates those aspects of Latinx traditions.  And maybe you'll even enjoy a movement game that promotes spatial relations and body awareness.  Maybe not! Only one way to find out...press play :) Trivia - Instrument or Food (Music Appreciation / Cultural...
Published 10/07/20
Sure, I could use this space here to explain photosynthesis but wouldn't you rather learn about it via clapping?  I would.  And so would your child. Also! Learn about dynamics through dance and sing a song about friends. Time To Move - Loud is Big, Soft is Small (Creative Movement / Musical Dynamics) ✪ Clap It Back - Leaves (Rhythmic Awareness / Life Science) ✪ Echo Song - That Spells Friend (Pitch Matching / Literacy) ✪ ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available...
Published 09/23/20
This episode contains gratuitous goofiness and clandestine education.  If you're not careful you may find yourself giggling and learning in equal measure.  Proceed with caution. Muuuuuud (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Leg Bone (Story Song / Song Form) ✪ Time To Move - Go Bananas (Movement Improvisation) KaraYOUke (Melodic and Verbal Improvisation) ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/familiesbelongbook WAYS TO...
Published 09/09/20
Music can be used to learn things besides music.  Or so I've been told. Today we test that hypothesis to see if the kids in our midst can retain essential general trivia like the fact that Michael Bolton's birth name was Michael Bolotin.  This could be groundbreaking! Time To Move (Creative Movement) ✪ Singing Slide (Vocal Warm-up) ✪ I Love Fun (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Clap Facts (Rhythmic Awareness / General Knowledge) ✪ ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks...
Published 08/27/20
A little extra noodle in our loaf this go round to keep you singing, rhyming, jamming and goofin' your way through the summer months.   Clap it Back (Rhythmic Awareness) ✪ Rhyme Time (Phonological Awareness) ✪ Summer Is Hot (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten letter for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf  ...
Published 07/01/20
We've got new games, we've got old games, but that's not all, we've also got bird calls.  So keep on your all day pajamas, cancel your bear salon appointment and smash that play button.   (And while you're smashing, also smash this YouTube subscribe link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmFK2giMSRQA2-dwvZqsT8w/?sub_confirmation=1 ) On Today's Show: Feel The Rhythm (Creative Movement / Rhythmic Awareness) ✪ Exclaim! (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ KaraYOUke (Melodic and Verbal...
Published 05/13/20
Hey Noodlinos! Have you checked out our new YouTube channel yet?  We're making vids inspired by the music games you know and love.  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmFK2giMSRQA2-dwvZqsT8w/?sub_confirmation=1 But first!!! Finish The Pattern (Pattern Recognition / Music Appreciation) ✪ There's a Zoo (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Jokes (Lolz) ✪ Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and a handwritten...
Published 04/29/20
Published 04/29/20
You shared photos of forts with us.  We wrote a rhythm game about fortographs.  Balls in your court Noodlinos!  Lots of fun on this show featuring contributions from special guests Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and Piera Gelardi: Clap It Back (Rhythmic Awareness) ✪ All Day Pajamas ft. Piera Gelardi (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Jokes (lolz) ✪ Trivia - Instrument or Animal ft. Ed Droste (Music Appreciation) ✪ ✪✪✪NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!!✪✪✪ ...
Published 04/15/20
Two truths and a lie. True tooths and a fly.  Few sleuths in a sty etc. etc.  Red Herrings abound in this early April release.  Catch them, or be caught!   KaraYOUke (Verbal and Melodic Improvisation) ✪ I Built a Fort (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Audio Walk (Close Listening) ✪ Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and stickers for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf (A handwritten letter and stickers sent to...
Published 04/01/20
Won't you sing and dance with us?  We've got a new song about video playdates, because there has been a major increase in those in our lives and possibly yours as well.  Might as well sing about it :) Video Playdate (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Time To Move - Robot Dance (Creative Movement) ✪ You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and stickers for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf (A handwritten letter...
Published 03/25/20
Hey, how's it going?  What's new?  All is great you say?  That's great to hear.  Nothing to report on our end.  Just some extra down time to fill with singing and dancing and drawing and having fun.  Let's do those things together, ok?  Great, bye! Rhyme Time (Phonological Awareness) ✪ At The Salad Bar (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff ✪ Guided Doodling (Music Appreciation / Listening Skills) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content...
Published 03/18/20
Boom Bam!  It's show note writing time! In today's episode we have a rhythm game about washing hands. #topical #yikes  Also, a song about the colors of the rainbow and we present our 2nd annual Trinidad Carnival recap.  Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪ ROY G BIV (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Carnival Recap (Music/Culture Appreciation) ✪ Jam Along (Rhythmic Improvisation) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and stickers for a limited...
Published 03/04/20
Get ready for some part singing!  Your family is about to become an acapella group.  But then you'll go solo so you can individually profess your admiration for the great Harriet Tubman.  With nothing left to prove on vocal terrain, you will decide to express yourself using only your body.  An entire music career in a 10 minute podcast.  Good luck. Vocal Jam (Part Singing / Harmonic Awareness) ✪ Harriet Tubman (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Time To Move (Creative Movement) WAYS TO SHOW...
Published 02/12/20
2 for 1 BOGO Madness. Press play once and you can CLAP AND SING about stars in the night sky.  Plus kazoo name that tune?  I mean helllloooooooooo.  Target ain't got nuthin on tha loaf. Clap It Back (Rhythm Awareness) ✪ I Wish I May (The Star Song) - (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Name That Tune (Music Appreciation / Melody Recognition) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ✪ Join our Patreon to access bonus content and stickers for a limited time!  www.patreon.com/noodleloaf (A handwritten letter...
Published 01/29/20
These words aren't going to rhyme themselves.  That's where you come in.  Hats Pear Shoe Bum Tin.  Cat Hair Yukon Gin.  Matts Dared Lou "Jump In!" etc.  There's an echo song that is kind of about Stevie Wonder, at least peripherally.  And a mad lib style game but with more leeway.  I strongly advise a listen. Rhyme Time (Improvisation / Phonological Awareness) ✪ Magic and Surprises (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪ WAYS TO SHOW NOODLE LOVE: ...
Published 01/15/20
I definitely prefer seedless grapes, yet I understand on an intellectual level that seeds are needed to grow more grapes.  The whole situation is unclear to me. What I do know is that the grapes that I eat power the bike that I ride, and that is what is important here.  The Noodle Loaf team takes a stab at singing those feelings in a trap song format on today's show.  How'd we do?  Also Popcatépetl.   Time to Move - Robot Dance (Creative Movement) ✪ I Got  A Bicycle  (Echo Song / Pitch...
Published 12/11/19