"Gorilla Visuals" includes five visuals for the song "Matilda the Gorilla" by Mary Rice Hopkins.  We've adapted this wonderful song for use in music therapy, our adaptation can be found on our YouTube channel, linked here.  


To enhance learning and engagement we've added pictures and sign language.  We've made some changes to the open vowel chorus as well as minor changes to the lyrics (Matilda goes to the jungle rather than the circus).


We hope you enjoy using these visuals and sign language to accompany the song "Matilda the Gorilla" with the children you work with!  


Goals targeted in this intervention: expressive language, gross and fine motor skills, labeling, and motor imitation.  


Included in this package are five high quality printable visuals as well as a lyric/chord sheet.


We hope you enjoy using these visuals and trying the sign language with the children you work with!

Gorilla Visuals

  • This file is in a compressed zip.  Within the compressed zip are downloadable images in PDF form and a lyric/chord sheet in PDF form.  

  • Visuals: "Gorilla Visuals" for use with the song "Matilda the Gorilla" have been purchased and edited by Rhythm and Strings Music Therapy.  The digital pictures may be printed by the purchaser and may be used for personal and/or educational use only.  For use in any other project or form the photos in "Gorilla Visuals" must be purchased individually from Shutterstock.com.

    Purchaser is prohibited from reselling or distributing the song, visuals, and video.  When you purchase these visuals you accept the terms of agreement.  



Music therapy services in Southern Maine and New Hampshire

Follow us


  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle