Software Update: Creepy Crawlies Dance Remix + Picture Book!



Kids in Asia are crazy into bugs at this time of year.

So it’s a big (and free of course!) Software Update for the Creepy Crawlies song!

Apart from some sharp new fonts & higher sound quality, I’ve also added in a Dance Remix of the song.

(The Hawaiian stuff tested great with kids, Β and teachers of course, Β but I always felt it needed a little extra umph!! πŸ™‚ )

Plus I’ve also added the Picture Book to the software, Β with narration of course. Β (Thanks to my Mum!)

To install:

1. Safely back up your Download Pack / USB ( because you know *something* will go wrong somewhere!)

2. Right click and select save as onΒ this link.

3. Copy the file into your Download Pack / USB folder (overwriting the previous version)


Follow Ups & Extra Ideas

The Picture Book is a great lead into other activities where you can take close up pictures of other real life bugs and get the kids to guess what they are.

Ninja Tip: Β Or hand out digital cameras and get the kids to go outside and shoot their own shots to present to class!

And my favourite summer talking game for this lesson is the Mushi Battle Card GameΒ – it’s perfect for summer camps.

Do let me know what you think of the update in the comments – that’s what keeps me going in these hot summer days!

(And it’s also the last few days for this month’s comment competition.)

Plu be sure to let me know if you spot any “bugs” in the software programming! πŸ™‚


Be genki,


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

5 Responses to “Software Update: Creepy Crawlies Dance Remix + Picture Book!”

  1. gumby

    Thanks for this Richard!
    I was watching it in my office and my co-worker really loved it and wants it for her niece!

    I found one ‘bug’. I couldn’t get the Game 2 to work for me. I clicked on PLAY and nothing happens.

    You really need a lot of time because you have FOUR different versions of the song! Have you tested the songs with the same group? Personally I love the new dance version. Perhaps this new one for 3rd year and up the slower ones for the younger ones?

    Would love feedback on this, too.

  2. Richard

    RE Game 2: Thank you, thank you Gumby! Just fixed it now. It is always the thing with software, you update something and it breaks something else! So thank you!

    RE Different Versions: When I was doing the initial testing (9 years ago!) the younger kids did better than the older kids at tempos even faster than this one.

    ( This was also with the “What’s this?” and “What’s that?” where the kids would have a “conversation” with me, rather than the simple repeat after me. I had to do that later as too many homeroom teachers couldn’t handle the question/answer part!)

    So it depends on what your goal is and how advanced the classes are. If it’s just “It’s a …” then maybe do the slow version, then the dance one offering it as an extra challenge to them! Then only do the “What’s this?”/”What’s that?” long version if that is the grammar focus of the class!

    Does that make sense?

  3. Elvira

    Thank you!I didn’t get to this topic so far. But I’m sure it will be fun and great for my students. Oh! All these bugs and crawlies!! They are sometimes so scary! But this lesson helps much to overcome all the fear!

  4. Susan K

    I’m sure the older ones (10-12 yr olds) will love the dance version. Maybe we’ll see Baby Monkey on MTV one day!!

  5. Richard

    @Elivra: That’s why the cartoons are a little toned down – so they are more “cute” and less scary. Watch out for the kids questions about why some of them are wearing shoes! πŸ™‚

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