Improvise with Perry the Sheep!

by Abby @ Quaver on January 17, 2014

in At Quaver HQ,In the Quaver Classroom!

One of the most popular characters to emerge from the release of ClassPlay this school year was a friendly little sheep with a recorder-eating problem.

Have you and your students met Perry the Sheep?



In this ClassPlay song, students follow along with Perry – a sleepwalking sheep who eats a recorder and then speaks, using the notes B and A, as students repeat the notes back to him.


Some of Perry’s biggest fans are in Shari Gerth’s class at Battleground Academy in Nashville, TN. She wrote to tell us about her students response:

My students and I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the recorder materials. We have worked on “AAA”, “Baba Oo La La” (so much fun), and now “Perry the Sheep.”

The other day, I was finishing talking to a colleague outside my music room door, while my 4th Grade students were waiting for class to start. All of a sudden, I noticed they’ve begun to sing and play “Perry the Sheep” with no music or lyrics on the whiteboard.

The next thing I know, the experience evolves into an improvisation activity. One student at a time would jump up to lead their class in a one measure pattern during the break for Perry to play. Each child made up their own pattern, and the other students used their ears and eyes to replicate the pattern.

It was a Win-Win!

Shari’s students aren’t the only ones who love Perry! 

Check out this video from Pasadena ISD teachers who just couldn’t resist playing Perry on their own after school:

Perry in Pasadena

Here’s how you can meet Perry and find out what everyone’s talking about in ClassPlay:

  • ClassPlay Users: Navigate to Recorder Songs and select Perry the Sheep
  • Curriculum Users: Find Perry in 3rd Grade Lesson 22
  • Not a Quaver Customer? Meet Perry in our Free 30-Day Preview!

Visit and sign up for the ClassPlay Preview – including access to Perry the Sheep and 6 other songs for FREE for 30 Days. 


Introduce Perry to your students and let us know what they think!

How will you use Perry the Sheep in your classroom?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aaliyah swain March 3, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Thanks for lol leting me learn.


2 bri May 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm



3 bri May 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm

i love educational songs


4 Lily February 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

I love Perry the sheep we play all day.


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