1 Do Body Percussion With "Welcome to Music"
Do the body percussion
Practice as needed!
In this lesson, you will
Play the song
Play again and sing along
Adapt: instead of choosing partners, all will march in place during the A section (Come along with me..)
During the B section: fold arms and do a jig in place
During the B section choose a leader who creates a movement and the class copies. (fun!)
Read the rhythms
Read the solfa notes or pitch letter names
Sing the song
Have the children think of what they would wish for if they caught a leprechaun.
Have them practice saying their wishes to a steady beat.
Sing the song as the A section.
Have 4 students say their wishes in the B section.
Sing the A again.
Have 4 more children say their wishes.
If you have barred instruments, you could accompany the theme with a C-G bordun instead of playing the video.
Optional: Print and have students complete the worksheet.
If students are at home, have them find something to use as a ribbon or scarf.
Copy the movements to the music.
Play the video again and create your own movements.
This is usually played as a chase game.
Adapt by playing this as a challenge.
Choose 2 students, give them a challenge, and see who finishes 1st!
Make up as many interesting challenges as you can think of!
Read the words of the song
Your students may not be familiar with a pickup note.
Tell your students a pickup note is a note that comes before the first complete measure.
Read the rhythms of the song together
If your students can read so, mi and la, sing the song using solfa
Pause the video and read the words of the verses together
Sing along on the chorus of Lollipop Tree
In supporting resources, you'll find a reproducible song storybook of this song for students to illustrate.