Kindergarten Extra Lesson: March Week 5

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will

  • #1 “Welcome to School”- play instruments
  • echo Bunny Bobo
  • #101 “Sleepy Bunnies” – dramatize
  • #111 “One Green Jellybean” – move to the beat
  • #126 “Easter Bunny Hops Along”  – play along, make eggs, play game, make rhythms
  • create word rhythms with “Bunny” and “Egg”
  • #130 “Old Mr. Rabbit” – sing, “Old Mr. Rabbit” story
  • #127 “Easter is Here” – create movement
  • #129 “Colour the Eggs” – play shakers

Review

  • #120 “Tingalayo”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can create read and play rhythm patterns.
  • I can create movement to music.
  • I can play instruments with music.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Play along with #1 "Welcome to School"

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2 Echo Bunny Bobo

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Song Used: Sleepy Bunnies

3 Dramatize #101 "Sleepy Bunnies"

Students love to act out #101 "Sleepy Bunnies!"

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Song Used: One Green Jellybean

4 Move to #111 "One Green Jellybean"

In the Easter Bunny game that follows, you'll get pretend jellybeans if you guess right!

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Song Used: Easter Bunny Hops Along

5 Keep the beat with #126 “Easter Bunny Hops Along”

Keep the beat with the song.
Use body percussion (pat, clap, stomp) or play instruments.

Play a hiding game with Easter Eggs. Adapt as needed.
Have each child cuts out their eggs (or draw and cut an egg if printing isn't possible).
Choose 1-2 students to be egg hiders.
They move a cut-out paper egg from hand to hand behind their back.
The class guesses which hand it’s in.
You could take turns guessing, and give a pretend jellybean each time there is a correct guess.

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Song Used: Easter Bunny Hops Along

6 Make Egg Rhythms

Cut out the eggs.
Make a pattern with the eggs.
Decide how to play the pattern. You could use body percussion or instruments.
Do you like the pattern? Keep it. If not, change it.

If you do the pattern as a class, you could sing the song as an A section, then perform the rhythms as a B section.

7 Create Word Rhythms Interactive

Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

8 Learn the song #130 “Old Mr. Rabbit”

Listen to the song.

Play the video again and sing along.

Play the game: Line the children up on one side of the room. They are the little “bunnies.” On every second beat they take one small hop closer to you, the “farmer.” At the end of the song, the farmer “shoos” the bunnies out of the garden.

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Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

9 #130 "Old Mr. Rabbit" story

Listen to the story.

Sing along each time the song is sung.

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Song Used: Easter Is Here

10 Create movement to #127 “Easter is Here”

Sing and move to the music!
In verse 1, move for eight beats like “bunnies.”
In verse 2, move for eight beats like “baby chicks,” and in verse 3 like “lambs.”

Verse 4 is left blank so the children can think of something else that they can move like.

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Song Used: Color the Eggs

11 Play shakers along with #129 “Color the Eggs”

If you are in-person, you could give students different colored shakers to play along with the song.

At home, invite children to make their own shakers by filling small containers with rice, pasta or lego.

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Song Used: Tingalayo

12 Review #120 “Tingalayo”

Play along with #120 "Tingalayo", or sing and create movements to the music.

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

13 Sing our closing song, "Skinnamarink"

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