Recording was a lot of fun and when Roy sent me the final mixed track, I almost couldn’t believe my ears – I could hear Ooga Booga running around looking for the boy with the truck!
My preschool has been so supportive of this project. The children love Ooga Booga and the parents think the stories are fun. They are constantly asking me, “When can we find Ooga Booga on YouTube?” So when I finally recorded the first song, we decided to throw a party!
We invited the parents to join us for a live performance of all six Ooga Booga songs, and then I shared the YouTube premier of The Boy With the Truck!
My wonderful coworkers helped plan a lot of fun activities for the kids. One teacher made a “Pin the arms on Ooga Booga” game; another made an “Ooga Booga Day” poster with her class; and I printed out coloring pages from each story. The children also made tube monsters out of toilet paper tubes and pipe cleaners with Ooga Booga’s face glued on. We even had a special snack time with s’mores because, in the last Ooga Booga story (Daniel’s Marshmallows), Ooga Booga learns to share and makes a friend, and then they eat s’mores together 🙂