Category Archives: Gamesong

Spiders!

“”Come into my parlor!” said the spider to the fly!” Many of the littles in Kindergarten struggle with bravery at this time of the year as even the first peal of shivery music of the season can send them over the edge!  Since I want music to be FUN and not TERRIFYING, I begin our Silly Scary unit with familiar …

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A Little Mice Scarin’

I love this time of year in my classroom because it signals the beginning of a delightful string of holidays:  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!  The music of Halloween is especially fun….the interesting melodies and shivery themes provide wonderful opportunities to explore and experience music in delightful new ways and to develop the young voice. My version of Up, Down, All …

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The Muffin Man

Here’s a fun little game I made up several years ago for Do You Know the Muffin Man.  It is a great way to end class when you have a few extra minutes. I made my wee 1-1/2″ Muffin Man from a Kid Counter I bought at Lakeshore but of course, you can use any little …

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For The Birds!

I remind my children to keep their eyes open for all sorts of treasures in the Spring…especially in the bird department!  Nest building, egg laying, bird babies, you name it…..it all happens in the Spring! We sing ‘lots of bird songs to commemorate the season.  My very favorite of all bird songs is Bluebird Through …

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Ol’ Mister Rabbit

Ol’ Mister Rabbit is a long time folk favorite and can be found in many versions.   I’m sharing my version of the singing game taught by Mary Neely Stevens of the Kodaly Institute of Houston 2012.  A great way to prepare low la, Ol’ Mister Rabbit also provides a wonderful opportunity for simple Orff accompaniment and improvisation.My daughter, Victoria, a 2nd …

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