Kindergarten Lesson 28 (a.1)

In this lesson, you will:

  • sing

  • Play your homemade instruments

  • Create movement to a song

  • Play along with Beethoven

  • Play and Easter egg game

Objectives

  • I can keep the beat.
  • I can create new movements, actions, and lyrics for a song.
  • I can read and create using ta and ti-ti rhythm patterns.
  • I can play a singing game.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Bubble Gum

1 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Watch and listen again. Keep the beat while you listen to the music.

Listen one more time and show how the sounds move high and low with your hands.

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2 Point to the Beat

Song Used: #124 Bubble Gum

Beat and Rhythm Interactive Activities

Try the following interactive activities with this song:
1. Point to the Beat - Play the song in the top left corner and point to the beat while you sing.

2. Beat Chart - Click the hearts to turn off some of the beats. Sing words on those beats in your head.

3 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Kids are Cool

Song Used: #125 Kids are Cool

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Select an instrument from your “Instrument Kit” to keep the beat with the song or pat the beat on your knees.

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4 Watch and listen to the song Easter Bunny Hops Along

Song Used: #126 Easter Bunny Hops Along

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Select an instrument from your “Instrument Kit” to keep the beat with the song or pat the beat on your knees.

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5 Play the Easter Egg Game

Song Used: #126 Easter Bunny Hops Along

Play the game.

Use the printables to cut out and create
paper eggs. If you cannot print, make your own eggs at home.

With someone in your house, one person hides the eggs while you sing the song. (or play the video) When the song is over, the other person looks for the eggs!

6 Create your own rhythm pattern

Create your own rhythm pattern.

Use this printable if you know how to read ta and ti-ti rhythm patterns. If you don’t have a printer, draw your own “egg” notes.

Try playing your pattern on an instrument from your “Instrument Kit” or by clapping your hands. For more fun, have everyone in your house choose a different "instrument" and play the pattern 2 times on each instrument.

7 Watch and listen to the lyrics of Easter is Here

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

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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8 Watch and listen to the German Dance

Watch and listen to the movie for this selection.

Answer the questions in the movie.

Select an instrument from your “Instrument Kit” to keep the beat with the recording or pat the beat on your knees.

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9 Review Lesson 2

Review Lesson 2.

There are lots of fun songs to sing in Lesson 2.

Repetition is really important in all learning, and each time you repeat a song, you'll improve your performance. Make a list of your favorite songs.

You can use the search engine on the site to quickly find any song you want to sing again.

10 Assessment Suggestions:

Optional - Do the assessment that your teacher has asked for.

Send a video to your teacher of you keeping the beat on a beat chart for the song “Bubble Gum”.
Send a picture of the rhythm pattern you created for “Easter Bunny Hops Along”.
Send a video of the movement you created for the last verse of the song “Easter is Here”.
Send a video of you keeping the beat while you listen to “German Dance”.

11 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.
Music education is important for all learners, and maybe more so during difficult times.
Keep making music while your children are home!