Kindergarten Lesson 34 (m.3)

In this lesson you will

  • Make your own rhythms
  • Learn a new song
  • Move to “Aquariums” from Carnival of the Animals by Saint Seans


  • I can make up rhythms to music
  • I can learn and think about a new song
  • I can sort pictures to match the verses
  • I can move to show what's happening in a song

Teaching Procedure

1 Warm up your singing voice with "Bobo"

Sing with the video to warm up your singing voice!

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2 Spring Rhythms

Echo Mrs. Gagne with Spring Rhythms!

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3 Make Your Own Rhythms

Make your own rhythms with Duck, Fish, Flower, Birds.

You can print and cut out the cards and then print the words on them or save paper and ink and draw and colour your own!

Song Used: Listen to the Water

4 Listen to "Listen to the Water"

Listen to the song "Listen to the Water" and put your picture cards in order as you sing!

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5 Draw a Picture and Colour it!

Draw a picture of your favourite part of the song, or draw what you imagine you would see at the water side.

6 Listen to "Aquarium" From Carnival of the Animals

Watch the video and listen to the music.
How does it make you feel?

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7 Create Movement With a Scarf or Ribbon!

Find a scarf or a ribbon for movement.
Listen again to "Aquarium".
Move your hands like fish when you see fish, move your scarf when you see the medusa and coral.

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8 Review last weeks module, or any of the songs you like!

Repetition is one of the ways that we learn something well.

Children improve singing on pitch, learn the lyrics and melody better with each repetition.

Children will develop their musicality if you sing, move, play more often!

Keep a list of the songs and activities that you like.

You can easily find any song by using the search engine on the website.

9 Optional Assessment

Assessment may not be required for your school or district.

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

10 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!