Sure I sing “Springtime in the Rockies” and “Tip Toe Through the Tulips”, but I’ve sung those for over 25 years. Spring is a time of freshness. Let’s add some freshness in our senior living community sessions with some of these lesser used songs.
- While we might not want to hear the weatherman say “Spring Will Be a Little Late this Year“, this classic would work for slow movement or conversation
- Another fun movement song is Freddie Hubbard’s “Up Jumped Spring“. It would also work well for some visual arts opportunities.
- Nothing like the Rockies, “When It’s Springtime in Alaska” was made popular by Johnny Cash. This would also be an opener for talking about dating.
- “Daydream” about spring and life after listen to or sing a portion of this song by the Loving Spoonful.
- “It Might as Well be Spring” from State Fair while familiar is one I’ve yet to have a group or individual able to sing. Consider using it to hold a lost of things that make it spring.
- With the boomers starting to enter senior living communities, sing “Feelin’ Groovy/ The 59th Street Bridge” by Simon and Garfunkel. Talk about outdoor activities from childhood and things that still make them “feel groovy”.
- Have some fun moving to “Grazing in the Grass” by Hugh Maskela.
- The classic “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens is worth singing. Use it to talk about spring mornings.