In this lesson, you will:
Solfa is the way that singers name notes.
The song "Rabbits" uses the solfa notes do, re, mi, and so.
Find drm s on the tone ladder.
Create and sing patterns using drm s
This is a fun song for students to learn as part of a spring or Easter theme. Students may be able to read the rhythm and melody of the song. Since students will be familiar with the melody they may be able to create new words.
Read the rhythms. The melody will probably be familiar to the students, and you can have students read the melody from the projectable slides.
Have students create new words for the tune and draw an illustration for their new words.
I like chewing bubble gum, bubble gum, bubble gum
I like chewing bubble gum - I stick it on my nose!
Playing and Creating: Invite the students to create new verses to this melody. Here are some ideas to start them: I like.... Teachers don’t like ....
Students may be able to read the rhythm and melody of the song.
Play the game!
The students form a circle. Each student extends their hands, palms facing up. Each player puts the right hand over the hand of the person on the right and the left hand under the hand of the person on the left. The clapping moves clockwise around the circle. The player who begins claps the right hand of the person on their left with their right hand. On the last word of the song, “five,” the player who is about to be hit must pull their hand away before being clapped. If they pull away in time, the clapper is out. If they get clapped, they are out.
This is a fun game for children to play. If you have students who don't celebrate Easter, change that word to 'furry'. "Hide those eggs little furry bunny... " Teach the melody and the words of the song by rote and play the game. Have the students show the phrases in the song with arm motions. The phrase form is abac.
Choose five to six students to hide Easter eggs in the classroom while the rest of the class hides their eyes and sings the song. Eggs must be hidden in plain sight. The children hunt for the eggs. Choose new students to hide the eggs.
Print and distribute the melody cards around the room. Have students hunt for them and copy the patterns onto the staff with the same number.