PreK Lesson 5 – Frog Songs (a.3)
In this lesson you will
Learn to sing two frog songs
Sing Mm Ah with loud and quiet voices
I can sing and do actions I can make loud and quiet music I can show low and high
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! Cut out 8 hearts and have children tap on the hearts as they count. Take 2 away. Have them count the hearts now - 1-2-3-4-5-6.
• In a study at Northwestern University, researchers have linked the ability to keep a beat to reading and language skills. Read more here: https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/
2 Watch and Listen to the Jellybean Song. (Review)
Watch and Listen to the Jellybean Song
After you hear the chorus for the first time, can you sing along?
3 Print and Cut out the Frog Cards
Print and cut out the Frog Cards.
If you don't have a printer, draw and color 5 frogs.
When the sing the song, have five frogs in front of you.
When you sing, "One jumps into the pool" put one frog card in a pretend pool in front of you.
4 Watch and Listen to "Five Green and Speckled Frogs)
Listen to Verse 1 of the song.
Create actions to go with the words of the song.
Play the video again and sing along, creating actions to go with the words.
5 Watch the Kids in the video Jump Frogs into the Pool
Did you make the frog cards?
The kids in this video have plastic frogs.
When they sing, "One jumps into the pool" put one frog card in a pretend pool in front of you.
6 Practice Printing Letter F
If you have a printer, print the Practice Printing Page.
Have your child practice printing letter F.
If you don't have a printer, draw and color a frog and print the letter F.
7 Sing, "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"
Listen to the song, "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"
Play it again and sing along.
Notice how the 1st note of the song is low, and the second note is higher.
8 Learn the Actions for the song, "Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog"
Watch the kids singing and doing the actions for the song.
Sing quietly the second time through the song.
sing louder the third time -- but remember to still use beautiful singing voices.
9 Sing our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"
Sing our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"
If you're not sure of the actions, watch the next video.
10 Sing and do Actions to our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"
Sing and do Actions to our Goodbye Song, "Skinnamarink"
11 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!
Online Resources for Elementary Music Teachers