Grade 2 Lesson 30 (a.3)

In this lesson you will

  • play a hiding game with Easter eggs
  • compose with egg rhythms or the rhythm composition tool
  • learn a game from the Coast Salish culture

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can create a rhythm composition
  • I can sing a hand game song

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the Song, "Welcome to Music!"

Sing the Song, "Welcome to Music!"

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2 Read the Words for the Song, "Hide the Easter Eggs"

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

3 Listen to and Sing the song, "Hide The Easter Eggs"

Listen to the song, "Hide The Easter Eggs"

Play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Hide The Easter Eggs

4 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.

5 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.

6 Read About the Salish Coast People

Read About the Salish Coast People

7 Listen to and Sing the Salish Hand Game

Listen to the Salish Hand Game.

After you have heard it a few times, try singing along.

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8 Play the Salish Hand Game

One player holds two sticks - one plain, and one marked and his opponent has to guess which hand the marked stick is in.

The team that is holding the stick sings the song to confuse the guesser.

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9 Watch how the Lahal Game is played

This documentary shows how the Lahal game is played in the Siwash Gathering in British Columbia.

You can hear songs in the documentary that are sung during the playing of the game.

10 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

11 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!