Grade 1 Lesson 30


In this lesson, you will:

  • sing a bunny song and play a hiding game with eggs
  • create a rhythm composition
  • sing so-mi patterns
  • #94 “Apple Tree” – sing the song
  • sort fruit into one sound or two


  • I can create and play rhythm patterns.
  • I can sing so-mi patterns, and sing so-mi in a song.
  • I can sort words as one sound or two.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Little Bunny

1 Listen to and Sing "Little Bunny"

Listen to the song "Little Bunny".

Play the video again and sing the song.

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Song Used: Little Bunny

2 Print or Draw Eggs with Rhythms on them

If you have a printer at home, print the Egg Rhythms worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, draw 8 eggs and put a quarter note (ta) or a pair of 8th notes (ti-ti) in each egg.

Use the eggs in a hiding game. If you have a brother or sister or someone in the house to play with take turns hiding the eggs. One of you will hide your eyes. Sing the song while you hide the eggs. Then, the other person sees how many eggs they can find in 1 minute. (or 2)

After playing the game, make rhythms with the eggs. Clap or pat or stamp the rhythm that you've made.

Make a new rhythm and try it a different way.

3 Another Way to Create a Rhythm Composition

Compose your own Rhythm using the Interactive Rhythm Composition tool.

Choose Level 1 to start.

You click on the notes or rest to enter them.

Then choose the instrument that you'd like to play them.

Press play, and try performing the new rhythm that you've created.

Try creating new rhythms and playing on new instruments.

Try other levels if you've learned more rhythms at school.

Song Used: Apple Tree

4 Echo Sing so-mi patterns

The next song begins with "Apple tree, apple tree."

The notes used go high-high low, high-high low.

Singers use the solfa notes so and mi to name these notes.

Sing some so-mi patterns to warm up for the Apple Tree song.

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Song Used: Apple Tree

5 Listen to and Sing "Apple Tree"

Listen to the "Apple Tree" song.

Watch how the notes go higher and lower.

Play the song again, and this time, sing along.

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6 Make a list of fruit trees that are one sound or two

If you have a printer at home, print the 'One Sound or Two' worksheet.

If you don't have a printer, make two columns on a piece of paper. Label one column 'One Sound'.
Label the other column 'Two Sounds'.

Clap the fruit words. Decide if they have one sound or two.

Write the name of the fruit in the correct column.

7 Optional Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

Your teacher may ask you to email one of the suggested assessments.

8 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!