Kindergarten Lesson 29 (a.2)

In this lesson, you will:
  • sing
  • play instruments
  • move to music
  • create rhythms with words
  • sing with a story
  • make up new verses
  • play a game

Objectives

  • I can keep the beat.
  • I can play the rhythm.
  • I can create new movements, actions, and lyrics for a song.
  • I can sing a song with a story.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Color the Eggs

1 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Color the Eggs

Song Used: #129 Color the Eggs

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Use a shaker from your “Instrument Kit” to play with the song. If you have small fillable plastic eggs, use them fill them and use as shakers for the song.

Follow along with the words to the song. Shake your instrument to the left, right, behind you, up, down, and while you turn around.

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Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

2 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Old Mr. Rabbit

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Sing with the lyrics song until you know the words.

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Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

3 Watch the story “Old Mr. Rabbit”.

Watch the story “Old Mr. Rabbit”.

Sing the song “Old Mr. Rabbit” when it occurs in the story.

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Song Used: Old Mr. Rabbit

4 Create Word Rhythms Using Vegetable Words!

Create word rhythms using vegetable words!

Print and cut the vegetable cards provided. Select 4 cards at a time and say and clap the words, or say and play on an instrument. Continue creating and playing different patterns.

If no printer is available, fold a piece of paper into 4 squares. Have someone in your house help you write the names of 4 vegetables. Draw a picture of the vegetables and say and clap the words, or say and play on an instrument.

Song Used: Spaceworms

5 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Spaceworms

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song.

Listen again and create your own movements for the song.

Add sound effects that match what you hear in the music.

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Song Used: Five Green Men

6 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for Five Green Men

Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for the song. Try the actions listed below:

Five green men in a silver spaceship – Show 5 fingers

Flew ‘round the moon one day. – Make a fist with the left hand to be the “moon.” Circle the 5 fingers around the fist.

They looked all around, – Look out with hand shading eyes

Didn’t like what they found, – Shake head no

So one of them flew away. – Put hand behind your back and take away 1 finger

Repeat with 4, 3, 2, and 1 finger.

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Song Used: Easter is Here

7 Watch and listen to the lyrics movie for 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.”

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: Move to the Drum 1

8 Move to the Drum

Review this activity. Listen to the drum in the movie. Follow what the drum does with your feet. Listen carefully for how the drum changes!

With someone at your home, take turns playing the drum from your “Instrument Kit”. While one person plays the drum, the other person follows what they play with their feet.

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9 Review Lessons 2 and 3

There are lots of fun songs to sing in Lessons 2 and 3.

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 Music Education is Important

Music Education is Important - whether you are in your school or learning at home!

11 Assessment Suggestions

Assessment Suggestions: (Optional - do this if your teacher asks)
Send a video to your teachers of you singing and playing the instruments for the song “Color the Eggs”.
Send a video or recording to your teacher of you singing the song “Old Mr. Rabbit”.
Send a video of the rhythm pattern you create with the vegetable cards.
Send a video of the movements you create for the last verse of the song “Easter is Here”.

12 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!