PreK Lesson 12

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

Sing and Move to #46 “It’s Music Time”   

Sing #48. “Letter H” and “Hula Hippo”

Learn song #51 “I Like Playing in Snow” – create new verses and movements

Review #43 “Long Short Sounds”

Review #44 “Letter G” and “Grumpy Gorilla”

Play along #45 “African Drums”

Optional for Thanksgiving: Review “Turkey Tango”

Sing “Skinamarink”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can keep the beat.
  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can tell if sounds are long or short.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: It's Music Time

1 Sing #46 "It's Music Time"

Sing #46 "It's Music Time"

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2 Do some vocal exploration with shape cards

Do some vocal exploration with shape cards

Note to teachers: Download these vocal exploration cards from the Vocal Warmups section

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3 Sing "Letter H"

Sing "Letter H"

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Song Used: H - Hula Hippo

4 Listen and Sing "Hula Hippo"

Listen and Sing "Hula Hippo"

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5 Move to the song with the kids demo of "Hula Hippo".

Move to the song with the kids demo of "Hula Hippo"

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6 Watch the kids demo and sing the song "I Like Playing in the Snow"

Watch the kids demo and sing the song "I Like Playing in the Snow"

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7 Sing the song "I Like Playing in the Snow"

Sing the song "I Like Playing in the Snow".

Can you create your own movements to go with the song?

Can you create new verses for this song?

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Song Used: Long Short Sounds

8 Review "Long and Short Sounds"

Review "Long and Short Sounds"

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Song Used: Long Short Sounds

9 Play long and short sounds using the "Mystery Box"

Choose several unpitched instruments that can play long or short sounds.
A triangle or finger cymbals resonate so they play longer sounds.
Rhythm sticks play a short sound.

Hide the instrument so the children don't see it (maybe in the mystery box).
Play the instrument. Have the children tell you if the sound is long or short.

10 Review the song, "Letter G"

Review the song, "Letter G"

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Song Used: G - Grumpy Gorilla

11 Review "Grumpy Gorilla"

Review "Grumpy Gorilla"

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Song Used: G - Grumpy Gorilla

12 Watch and move with the kids demo of "Grumpy Gorilla"

Watch and move with the kids demo of "Grumpy Gorilla"

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13 Play along with #45 "African Drums"

Play along with #45 "African Drums"

Play with sticks, drums or any instrument you have available.

If you are at home, find things at home to use for instruments.

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14 Optional for Thanksgiving: Review "Turkey Tango"

Optional for Thanksgiving: Review "Turkey Tango"

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15 Sing our closing song, "Skinamarink"

Sing our closing song, "Skinamarink"

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