PreK Lesson 35 (updated 2021)
In this lesson, you will:
- #Hello Song
- Body Percussion
- #130 “Q – Quest for the Queen” – learn about the letter Q and sing and move to it
- do an animal sounds vocal warmup
- #128 “When Cats Get Up in the Morning” -learn the song and sequence the verses of the song
- create word rhythms with animal names
- #111 “One Green Jelly Bean” – move to the song
- I can sing and move to music.
- I can keep the beat.
- I can create rhythm patterns
1 Sing the Time for Music Song
Sing Time for Music with the lyrics video.
Count the beats at the end of each verse.
Count the beats out loud.
Think up new ways that you could keep a beat, and sing your new verses.
Numeracy: Counting is numeracy! Duplicate the beat strips in supporting resources and give one strip to each child.
2 Body Percussion Play Along
- do the body percussion as shown in the video
- you can speed up or slow down the video using the "gear wheel" in the bottom right corner
3 Animal Sounds Warm Up
Warm up your voice making animal sounds!
4 Listen to the Letter Q Song
Listen to the song about the letter Q.
5 Listen to "Quest for the Queen"
Listen to the song. Then play the video again and sing along.
6 Watch the Kids Demo and Learn the Movements
Watch the kids in the video and do the movements that they do.
Sing and do the movements.
7 Do the letter Q worksheet
- copy the worksheet and have students complete it
- if printing isn't possible, practice printing Q and draw two things that start with the letter q
8 Review "When Cats Get Up in the Morning"
Review the song. Play the video again and sing along.
Make animal cards and put the cards in order as you sing. (pause if needed)
There are animal cards in supporting resources.
9 Make Animal Rhythms with your Animal Sounds Cards
Watch Mrs. Gagne and do what she does!
10 Review "One Green Jelly Bean"
Listen to the song.
Play the video again and sing along.
11 Watch the "One Green Jelly Bean" Kids Demo
Watch what the kids do in the video.
Play the video again and sing and do the movements.
12 Sing "Skinnamarink"
- sing "Skinnamarink" to end the lesson.
Online Resources for Elementary Music Teachers