PreK Lesson 30: Frog Songs

In this lesson you will

  • Time for Music – create new verses
  • Review “One Green Jellybean” – sing, move (in-person listen-move)
  • Song #113 “Five Green and Speckled Frogs” – listen and dramatize with manipulatives, sing/move like frogs
  • Practice printing Letter F and color frogs
  • Song #114 “Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog” – sing with loud and quiet voices
  • Loud/Quiet interactive and/or manipulatives
  • read the storybook “Jump Frog Jump!” and dramatize, play along (or Froggy Gets Dressed)
  • review #112 “R- Rockin’ Robin”

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can use loud and quiet in music
  • I can show low and high.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Time for Music

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/

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Song Used: One Green Jellybean

2 Review: #111 “One Green Jellybean”

Review the Jellybean Song.

After you hear the chorus for the first time, can you sing along?

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

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.

Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

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.

It's fun to dramatize this with the students. Choose 5 students to be "frogs." When one jumps into the pool, the 1st frog jumps in the pool and swims away.

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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.

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Song Used: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

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.

Song Used: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

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.

If you have step bells, play the notes C and F and have children till which is low and which is high.

Have the children show the low note and high note in the song with exaggerated arm motions - the mm down low, the ah with hands open, way up high.

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Song Used: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog

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 along!

Sing quietly the second time through the song.

Sing louder the third time, but remember to still use beautiful singing voices.

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9 Create loud/quiet patterns and say/play them

Create loud/quiet patterns and say/play them.

Use the interactive below to model. (I do)
Have students help to create and decide how to play the patterns. (we do)
Have students create their own pattern with loud/quiet manipulatives from supporting resources above.

10 Read and play sound effects in a storybook

If you have either of these storybooks they make a great extension to the lesson:

Jump Frog Jump! or Froggy Gets Dressed.

Jump Frog Jump! - read, and play the title on a frog guiro each time it comes in the story. You could have the children be "Frogs" and jump each time they hear those lines in the story.

Froggy Gets Dressed - sing "Froggy" on so-mi each time his mother calls, and sing his answer "What" on so-mi as well. Add sound effects to the sounds he makes as he's getting dressed, using any instruments you have available.

11 If time permits: Review Letter R and Rockin Robin

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12 If time permits: Review Rockin Robin

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Song Used: Skinnamarink

13 Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinnamarink"

Sing our Goodbye Song "Skinnamarink".

If you're not sure of the actions, watch the next video.

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