In this lesson, you will:
The lyrics are in the music video. Try to sing along with the music video.
This is a Hebrew action song. On the chorus ("Lai, lai, lai, lai ..."), a leader makes up an action and the class copies, or you can perform the dance that is suggested. Students should read the rhythms and sing the letter names for this song. Practice the song before teaching the dance or playing the Copycat Game.
I have hands that clap clap clap. (Clap partners hands 3x)
I have feet that stamp stamp stamp (Stamp feet 3x)
I have knees that pat pat pat (Pat knees 3x)
Let’s make a small circle and wait (Join hands, make a small circle and wait)
Sing the “lais” and skip around the circle. (Raise both arms on the “Heys!” After each, change direction.)
Identify and describe what the accent and staccatos are doing in the music.
Learn to desk drum or bucket drum to "March from the Nutcracker".
Find something to use for a bucket and for sticks.
For a bucket, you can use an ice cream bucket or a cardboard box, or you can drum on the top of your desk.
If you drum on a foam sheet or a piece of a yoga mat, the sound will be quieter.
You can put a foam sheet or piece of yoga mat on top of your desk or on the top of your bucket.
If you are desk drumming
top = top
rim = edge of the desk
click = click
Drum to the "March from the Nutcracker".
Teach the song by rote. Use the music to teach about repeats and 1st and 2nd endings.