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Looking to use Kindergarten Lesson 37 in your Kindergarten classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Composers, Eras in Music, Baroque, 1700s, Bunnies

Kindergarten Lesson 37

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Sing the “Hello Song”
  2. Review “Sleepy Bunnies”
  3. Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel game “Loud or Quiet”
  4. Teach “The Mill”
  5. Learn the game and sing “The Mill”
  6. Clap the rhythm for “The Mill”
  7. Listen and sing with the story “The Mill”
  8. Teach “What Shall We Do?”
  9. Optional: Illustrate a mini-book of the song lyrics
  10. Do body percussion
  11. Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel game “Fast or Slow”
  12. Review “Naughty Kitty Cat”
  13. Review the game “Naughty Kitty Cat”
  14. Play the game and sing “Naughty Kitty Cat”
  15. Sort the rhythm for “Naughty Kitty Cat”
  16. Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Extensions:

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can play body percussion or instruments with music.
  • I can tell if sounds are quiet or loud.

Sing the "Hello Song"

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Song Used: Hello Song

Sing the "Hello Song"

This is a shorter version of the "Hello Song" in English, French and Spanish, without names.

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Review "Sleepy Bunnies"

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Song Used: Sleepy Bunnies

Review "Sleepy Bunnies"

Review the song and make up movements to the music.

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Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel game “Loud or Quiet”

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel game “Loud or Quiet”

Have fun with this new game.
Divide the class into 2 teams or play teacher vs. students.

Teach “The Mill”

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Song Used: The Mill

Teach “The Mill”

Teach the song, showing with arm motions how the melody goes up and down. If you have a stretchy band, you could have the entire class show how the notes go higher and lower together. You could create a game of it. Sing the song and show how the notes go higher and lower, then call out a color. The children holding on to that color run under and switch places. Repeat.

Learn the game and sing “The Mill”

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Learn the game and sing “The Mill”

Form a circle. The ‘miller’ stands inside the circle pretending to grind the grain. Students step the beat around the circle while they sing the song. A second student, the ‘mill owner’ walks outside the circle. At the end of the song, the miller runs out of the circle and is chased by the owner back to where the circle was broken. Choose a new ‘miller’ and ‘owner’ and continue the play until everyone has had a turn. If there are uneven numbers, the teacher can take a turn.

Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "The Mill". If your students would like to see themselves on MusicplayOnline please review the submission requirements here: https://help.musicplay.ca/can-i-submit-a-kids-demo

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Clap the rhythm for “The Mill”

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Song Used: The Mill

Clap the rhythm for “The Mill”

Listen and sing with the story “The Mill”

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Listen and sing with the story “The Mill”

Listen to the story "The Mill" and sing the song when it occurs in the story.

Say and play an instrument with the poem:
Ticka tacka ticka tacka
Ticka tacka tick

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Teach “What Shall We Do?”

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Teach “What Shall We Do?”

Listen to the song video. Stop after each verse and ask students to tell you what the children in the song were doing outside. If you can go outside, have students move and act out what they are doing in the song. Can they create movement for new verses?

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Optional: Illustrate a mini-book of the song lyrics

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Song Used: What Shall We Do?

Optional: Illustrate a mini-book of the song lyrics

A reproducible mini-book is given in Supporting Resources. Students may enjoy illustrating the verses in the song.

Do body percussion

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Song Used: Tambourin, J.C. Bach

Do body percussion

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Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel game “Fast or Slow”

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Optional: Play the Trivia Wheel game “Fast or Slow”

Review “Naughty Kitty Cat”

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Review “Naughty Kitty Cat”

Teach the song by rote, showing with arm motions how the notes go higher and lower. Play the game.

Review the game “Naughty Kitty Cat”

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Review the game “Naughty Kitty Cat”

The students stand in a circle with a “cat” on the inside and a “farmer” on the outside. At the word “scat,” everyone claps and the cat goes outside the circle to be chased by the farmer. The class claps and counts to ten, the time limit for the chase. Choose a new cat and farmer and continue the game.

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Play the game and sing “Naughty Kitty Cat”

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Play the game and sing “Naughty Kitty Cat”

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Sort the rhythm for “Naughty Kitty Cat”

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Sort the rhythm for “Naughty Kitty Cat”

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

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Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

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