Kindergarten Lesson 36 (updated 2021)

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

  • “Hello Song” – sing without names
  • “Skateboard Rider” – review
  • perform body percussion
  • play the Trivia Wheel games “1 or 2 Sounds” and “Fast or Slow”
  • #163 “Naughty Kitty Cat” – sing, play, story
  • #166 “Miss Polly” – sing, create actions
  • sing campfire songs option!
  • #78 “The More We Get Together” – sing, Kids Demo video, draw and color
  • #42 “Kumbayah” – sing, Kids Demo video

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can perform body percussion.
  • I can tell if sounds are fast or slow.

Teaching Procedure

1 Sing the "Hello Song"

This is a shorter version of the "Hello Song" in English, French and Spanish, without names.

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2 Review "Skateboard Rider"

Review the song and make up movements to the music.

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3 Do the body percussion

Watch the video and do the body percussion shown.

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4 Play the game "1 or 2 Sounds?"

Have fun with this new game.
Divide the class into 2 teams or play teacher vs. students.

5 Play the game "Fast or Slow"

Have fun with this new game.
Divide the class into 2 teams or play teacher vs. students.

6 Listen to song #163 “Naughty Kitty Cat”

Listen to the song.

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Song Used: Naughty Kitty Cat

7 If possible, play the game "Naughty Kitty Cat"

Game Directions:
Students stand in a circle with a “cat” on the inside and a “farmer” on the outside.
At the word “scat,” everyone claps and the cat goes outside the circle to be chased by the farmer. The class claps and counts to ten, the time limit for the chase. Choose a new cat and farmer and continue the game.

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Song Used: Naughty Kitty Cat

8 Listen and sing along with the story

Listen to the story about Oscar the cat, and sing the song when it occurs in the story.

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9 Learn the song and create actions for #166 "Miss Polly"

Learn the song and create actions for song #166 "Miss Polly".

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10 CAMPFIRE SONGS!

This week we’ll sing some songs that you could sing around the campfire or on a car trip.

Song Used: The More We Get Together

11 Listen to song #78 "The More We Get Together"

Listen to #78 "The More We Get Together".

Play one verse. Play the video again and sing along!

Make up movements to go with the song.

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Song Used: The More We Get Together

12 Watch the Kids Demo for #78 "The More We Get Together"

Watch the Kids Demo video for #78 "The More We Get Together".

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Song Used: The More We Get Together

13 Optional: Draw and color

Draw and color a picture of people you'd like to get together with!

Use the worksheet or save printer paper and ink by using your own paper.

Song Used: Kumbayah

14 Listen to #42 "Kumbayah", then sing along!

Listen to a verse of "Kumbayah".

Then play the video again and sing along.

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Song Used: Kumbayah

15 Watch the Kids Demo video of #42 "Kumbayah"

Listen to the Kids Demo video of #42 "Kumbayah".
This demo is a really lovely example of kindergarten students' singing voices.

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