Skip to main content

Loading

+ + +

Looking to use Kindergarten Lesson 16 in your Kindergarten classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Melodic Direction (high-middle-low), Expression, Dynamics, Beat

You'll also cover the themes of: Outdoor Activities, Winter

Kindergarten Lesson 16

Start Lesson

Introduction

In this lesson, you will

  1. Sing the echoes in “Welcome to School”
  2. Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine”
  3. Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine” using sticks
  4. Learn about “The Sewing Machine”
  5. Teach “Statue Game”
  6. Play the “Statue Game”
  7. Teach “Ha Ha This-a-way”
  8. Play the game for “Ha Ha This-a-way” with partners
  9. Teach “Snowman Joe”
  10. Move to show how “Snowman Joe” goes higher and lower
  11. Play the Up, Down, Same activity
  12. Play “Which Way Do the Notes Go?”
  13. Optional: Color “Snowman Joe”
  14. Optional: Play “Snowman Joe” on Boomwhackers
  15. Optional: Read the storybook “The Biggest, Best Snowman” by Margery Cuyler and Will Hillenbrand
  16. Teach “Bogannin’ Hill”
  17. Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can keep a steady beat with movement and instruments.
  • I can move/point to show high and low sounds.

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

Copy Link
Song Used: Welcome to School

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in "Welcome to School".

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine”

Copy Link
Song Used: The Sewing Machine

Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine”

Tap a beat with the music. Is the music fast or slow? In music, the beat of a song may be fast, slow, or somewhere in between. The word tempo is used to describe how fast or slow to play or sing a song.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine” using sticks

Copy Link
Song Used: The Sewing Machine

Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine” using sticks

Keep the beat with “The Sewing Machine” using sticks.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Learn about "The Sewing Machine"

Copy Link
Song Used: The Sewing Machine

Learn about "The Sewing Machine"

Learn about the selection.

Learn about a sewing machine and how the music is made to sound like a sewing machine.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Teach "Statue Game"

Copy Link
Song Used: Statue Game

Teach "Statue Game"

Do just what the words of the song tell you to do. Move freely to the music – “You can run or jump or hop, but when I say “statue” you stop!” Freeze like a statue, and don’t move until you hear the instruction to “scratch” whatever body part is itchy.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Play the "Statue Game"

Copy Link
Song Used: Statue Game

Play the "Statue Game"

Teach "Ha Ha This-a-way"

Copy Link
Song Used: Ha Ha This-A-Way

Teach "Ha Ha This-a-way"

Teach the song by rote. This song can be used to review loud and quiet. The tiptoe verse is sung “quietly” and the stomping verse is sung “loudly.” This song is a very clear example of AB form. When you do the movement, you are doing a different movement for each section so you are already showing the form. You could point this out to the students by explaining that the music has two sections and they do a different movement for each section. You could label the sections A and B if you wish, or omit the symbols until grade one. Whenever possible in Kindergarten, ask the children if the music (phrase or section) is the same or different.

Play the game for "Ha Ha This-a-way" with partners

Copy Link
Song Used: Ha Ha This-A-Way

Play the game for "Ha Ha This-a-way" with partners

In the first part of the song (Ha, ha, this-a-way) the students should each have a partner and play a clapping game with their partner. They should clap own hands, then partner’s hands, own hands, partner’s, etc. On the verses they should move as the music suggests.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Teach “Snowman Joe”

Copy Link
Song Used: Snowman Joe

Teach “Snowman Joe”

This song is included to have the students experience melodic direction and high/low. Have them show the melodic direction with movement. You may need to model the movement for your students.
1. Listen to the song, and have the children show how the melody moves using arm motions.
2. Teach the song by rote, one measure at a time, showing with arm motions the melodic direction.
3. Have the children sing the melody while you play it on step bells. Step bells a great visual to show the children how the melody moves higher and lower. If you don’t have barred instruments, use the interactive xylophone or metallophone on Musicplayonline.
4. Give the children scarves or streamers and have them create movement that shows the melodic direction. Try using both non-locomotor and locomotor movement.
5. Teach the body scale and have students show the notes on the body scale while they sing the song

Move to show how "Snowman Joe" goes higher and lower

Copy Link
Song Used: Snowman Joe

Move to show how "Snowman Joe" goes higher and lower

Move to show how Snowman Joe goes higher and lower.

The body scale that is used is, from low to high: toes/floor, ankles, knees, thighs, tummy, shoulders, head, reach.

There is an option to slow the video (gearwheel). It will be easier for students if you slow the video or if you sing it a cappella.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Play the Up, Down, Same activity

Copy Link
Game Used: Up, Down, or Same?

Play the Up, Down, Same activity

Play the Up, Down, Same activity.

Play "Which Way Do the Notes Go?"

Copy Link

Play "Which Way Do the Notes Go?"

Play the "Which Way do the Notes Go?" interactive.

Optional: Color "Snowman Joe"

Copy Link
Song Used: Snowman Joe

Optional: Color "Snowman Joe"

Color each level of Snowman Joe a different color.

Point to the parts of the snowman as you sing the song.

Then do the body scale on YOU as you sing!

Optional: Play "Snowman Joe" on Boomwhackers

Copy Link
Instrument Song Used: Snowman Joe

Optional: Play "Snowman Joe" on Boomwhackers

Play the melody on Boomwhackers. Sit the children in 8 groups and give out the notes C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C'
Sing the song and play the Boomwhackers with your singing.

Optional: Read the storybook "The Biggest, Best Snowman" by Margery Cuyler and Will Hillenbrand

Copy Link
Song Used: Snowman Joe

Optional: Read the storybook "The Biggest, Best Snowman" by Margery Cuyler and Will Hillenbrand

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Teach “Bogannin’ Hill”

Copy Link
Song Used: Bogannin’ Hill

Teach “Bogannin’ Hill”

This song is a repertoire song giving you a song about a favorite winter activity. Teach the chorus of the song by rote. You can continue to reinforce the idea of melodic direction in the part of the song that goes “’til you been down Bogannin’ Hill.” The melody moves down each time this is song. Show this with arm motions each time you come to that part of the song. The spoken part has an accompaniment that moves higher step by step - sort of like climbing up a hill. Show how the accompaniment moves up with arm motions.

Video not working? Try a different video source.

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Copy Link
Song Used: Skinnamarink

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

Video not working? Try a different video source.
Exit Fullscreen