1 Sing the echoes in #46 “It’s Music Time”
Sing and move to the music.
In this lesson, you will:
Review as time permits:
Copy the movements for mix a pancake.
Extend this by adding instruments.
Mix a pancake, -play on guiro
Stir a pancake, -play on guiro
Pop it in the pan; -play on a drum
Fry the pancake, -play on guiro
Toss the pancake, -play on a vibraslap
Catch it if you can. -play on a drum
Substitute instruments freely to use whatever you have.
Read the story, "Pancakes, Pancakes" by Eric Carle.
At the end of each section of the story, sing a refrain, "Pancakes, pancakes, I want some pancakes".
(make up a so-mi-la melody)
At the end of the story, say the fingerplay "Mix a Pancake".
Shrove Tuesday is Feb 16th in 2021.
Tell the story to your students:
Franz Joseph Haydn was a composer who lived almost 300 years ago in Austria. He worked for a prince and lived in a castle. His job was to write beautiful music for the prince and his guests. The prince would have big dinners for his guests, and after dinner there would be a concert.
Sometimes the guests ate so much at dinner that they got sleepy during the concert. Mr. Haydn was disappointed when he saw someone sleeping while his beautiful music was playing. He thought they didn’t like his music. He decided to write a piece of music that would surprise the audience.
Pretend that you are in the audience at Mr. Haydn’s concert.
Pretend to sleep during the quiet parts. If you hear a surprise, wake up! How did Mr. Haydn surprise his audience?
Sing along with the kids. Copy their movements.
Another option is to play an instrument with the song.