Cobbler, Cobbler would be a great piece to repeat with older students on the recorder. Change the notes to C, A, and G to make it easier. Here’s a video your students can use as a reference:
Students can practice proper tonguing technique, breath control, and fingering. You could also split your class into two groups. One group could play on the recorders while the other group sings and plays the game. You could even create an ensemble by adding in some rhythm and Orff instruments. The possibilities are endless.
There are several different versions of this game floating around the internet. Click on the following links to find the version that best meets your needs:
Shoes by Amy Abbott
A great blog post filled with ideas for passing games and steady beat practice. I love how Amy focuses on the preparation leading up to passing games.
Favorite Singing Games for Lower Elementary by Sue Leithold-Bowcock
This blog post gives some ideas for modifications. Plus, it showcases other circle games that would be fantastic for lower elementary.
Hunt the Slipper
This page features notation, analysis, and circle game directions. I’ve used a variation of this circle game many times with great success. Students love to find new ways to outsmart the person in the middle!