Superplan Nineteen

  • Coming In Classical: Mozart – Horn Concerto #1 in D Major

    Mozart – Horn Concerto #1 in D Major

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class.

  • Hello Song: Tot Rock Hello

    Tot Rock Hello

    Activity Instructions:

    Call children to circle. Start rhythm on Keyboard, and use each child’s name in the song.

    Lyrics:

    I’m gonna rock rock rock with with my Tots
    Rock, rock rock with my Tots
    Rock, rock rock with my Tots
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

    Let’s all rock with [Name Here]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “together”]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “and have fun”]
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

  • Song w/Instrument: Sixteenth Note Tambourine

    Sixteenth Note Tambourine

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out tambourines. Explore tapping, hitting, tapping on head, knees, elbows, shoulder, etc, then sing through tapping in different ways.
    When we count 16th notes, there are four in a beat. We say 1 e and a to count them.

    Lyrics:

    1 e and a 2 e and a tapping on my tambourine
    1 e and a 2 e and a that’s how I count sixteenth notes

  • Lapride: Thanksgiving History

    Thanksgiving History

    Activity Instructions:

    There is an American Holiday called Thanksgiving coming up later in the month. We are going to learn a little song with some history about the holiday.

    Lyrics:

    VERSE 1
    The pligrims sailed the sea in 1620,
    6 sails unfurled, and powered by the wind
    The Mayflower, she hit a storm
    The storm it changed the ships due course
    The ended far up north, not in virginnie

    VERSE 2
    The pilgrims sailed the sea for 65 days
    They landed in November, it was cold
    The Wampanoag, they came along
    they helped the folks at Plymouth Rock
    They showed them how to hunt, and fish, and grow crops

    CHORUS
    The first Thanksgiving feast
    was in 1621
    to celebrate the first successful harvest
    The coat-men and the Wampanoag
    ate duck and deer, and squash and corn
    at a weeklong feast, with games and tests of skill

    Historical information:

    SOURCE of information in song: http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/


  • Color or Shape Song: Fruit Colors

    Fruit Colors

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out and post fruit on the wall before class. Have children identify the five fruits and their colors. Then sing song, and have children run and touch the picture on the wall when you sing about the fruit.

    Lyrics:

    Find me find me a red strawberry
    Find me find me a red strawberry
    Find me find me a red strawberry
    Find me a red strawberry

    Fruit Colors – Red Strawberry, Orange Orange, Yellow Bananna, Green Grapes, Blue Blueberries

  • Song w/Instrument: I Am Shaking My Egg Shaker

    I Am Shaking My Egg Shaker

    Activity Instructions:

    Explore different things you can do with egg shaker. Then introduce the song.

    Lyrics:

    I am shaking my egg shaker then I stop
    I am shaking my egg shaker then I stop
    I am shaking my egg shaker
    I am shaking my egg shaker
    I am shaking my egg shaker then I stop

    v2 I am passing it back and forth
    v3 I am passing to a friend
    v4 I am shaking my egg shaker then it hides

  • Body Awareness: Dancing Leaves

    Dancing Leaves

    Activity Instructions:

    Turn on the music and follow the directions with the song to be the leaves.

    Lyrics:

    [walk around in a circle]
    The leaves are changing color color color 
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground
    The leaves are changing color color color
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground
    [spin in a circle]
    V1 The leaves are spinning through the air, through the air, through the air
          The leaves are spinning through the air, through the air, through the air
    [walk around in a circle]
    The leaves are changing color color color
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground

    V2 The leaves are jumping in the wind [jump]
    V3 The leaves they run across the ground [run]
    V4 The leaves are rolling on the ground [roll on ground]

  • Solfege Song: Lightly Row

    Lightly Row

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones. Say hi to the children by name. Then ask them what songs they’d like to sing today.  After singing a few, then have children repeat syllables for do-re-mi-fa-sol-fa-mi-re-do.  Then sing song a little bit at a time with syllables. Afterwards, sing with english words.

    Lyrics:

    So Mi Mi, Fa Re Re
    Do Re Mi Fa Sol Sol Sol
    Sol Mi Mi Fa Re Re
    Do Mi So So Do

    Do Do Do Do Do Re Mi
    Re Re Re Re Mi Fa Sol
    Sol Mi Mi Fa Re Re
    Do Mi Sol Sol Do

    Lightly row, lightly row,
    O’er the glassy waves we go!
    Smoothly glide, smoothly glide,
    On the silent tide!

    Let the winds and waters be
    Mingled with our melody.
    Sing and float, sing and float
    In our little boat! 

  • Song w/Ball: Chromatic Ball Song

    Chromatic Ball Song

    Activity Instructions:

    A chromatic scale is a scale where every half step is played. (All of the white and black keys on the piano). 

    Pass out balls and have children practice tapping, rolling from their toes to their head and back down again, and bouncing on their booties. Then play song and follow motions.

    Lyrics:

    VERSE
    I am tap-ping the ball with my hands like it’s a drum
    Rum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum,
    Rum pum pum pum pum
     (Repeat)

    B SECTION
    This is a chro-ma-tic ball song
    Up and down in lit-tle half steps
    This is a chro-ma-tic ball song
    Up and down in lit-tle half steps

    VERSE 2
    I am rol-ling the ball from my toes up to my head
    I am rolling the ball from my head down to my toes

    VERSE 3
    I am sit-ting on the ball and boun-cing up and down

  • World Music Dance: Japan – One More Time – Twice

    Japan – One More Time – Twice

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc. Use different moves in different parts of the song.
    This song is by a female group from Japan and is J-Pop, Japanese Pop.

  • Musical Exploration: Musical Exploration

    Musical Exploration

    Activity Instructions:

    Dump a variety bucket of instruments out for children to play and try different instruments. Teacher’s choice on background music, make sure that the song lyrics are clean and the topic is child-appropriate. You may want to find out some of your participants favorite popular songs and include them here!

  • Musical Game: Feelings Identification

    Feelings Identification

    Activity Instructions:

    Tape three emojis to the wall for happy, sad, and angry. Have children identify the emotion. Then sing something happy (light and bouncy), angry (stacatto, fast, may be on same note), and sad (downward moving, with chromatic notes, in a minor key)

  • Puppet: Three Little Birdies

    Three Little Birdies

    Activity Instructions:

    Use bird puppets to sing song. Give children kisses with the puppet afterwards.

    Lyrics:

    Three little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Three little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    Three little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Three little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    One little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la

    Two little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    Two little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    One little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    One little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la

    One little birdie in a tree, singing now so prettily
    One little birdie in a tree, sings tra la la la la
    One little birdie in a tree, singing now so prettily
    One little birdie in a tree, sings tra la la la la
    That little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    No little birdies in a tree, but then they all came back to me
    Tra la la x4
    Five little birdies came back to me
    Tra la la la la

  • Goodbye Song: Goodbye Song

    Goodbye Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Start rhythm on keyboard. Then sing song, putting each child’s name in the song. Adjust the ending based on the number of children you have – feel free to repeat or not, and add goodbyes to mommies, daddies, instruments, etc, if needed to finish the musical phrasing, depending upon the size of your class.

    Lyrics:

    Goodbye, Cya later, adios my friends
    Our time in Rockin’ Rhythms class has come to an end
    au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, chiao
    Until we meet again my friends, I’ll say goodbye for now

    |: Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        We’ll rock again next time :|

  • Coming In Classical: Mozart – Horn Concerto #1 in D Major

    Mozart – Horn Concerto #1 in D Major

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class.

  • Hello Song: Kid Rock Hello Song

    Kid Rock Hello Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Call children to circle. Start rhythm on Keyboard, and use each child’s name in the song.

    Lyrics:

    I’m gonna rock rock rock with with my big kids
    Rock, rock rock with my big kids
    Rock, rock rock with my big kids
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

    Let’s all rock with [Name Here]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “together”]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “and have fun”]
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

  • Song w/Instrument: Sixteenth Note Tambourine

    Sixteenth Note Tambourine

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out tambourines. Explore tapping, hitting, tapping on head, knees, elbows, shoulder, etc, then sing through tapping in different ways.
    When we count 16th notes, there are four in a beat. We say 1 e and a to count them.

    Lyrics:

    1 e and a 2 e and a tapping on my tambourine
    1 e and a 2 e and a that’s how I count sixteenth notes

  • Body Awareness: Dancing Leaves

    Dancing Leaves

    Activity Instructions:

    Turn on the music and follow the directions with the song to be the leaves.

    Lyrics:

    [walk around in a circle]
    The leaves are changing color color color 
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground
    The leaves are changing color color color
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground
    [spin in a circle]
    V1 The leaves are spinning through the air, through the air, through the air
          The leaves are spinning through the air, through the air, through the air
    [walk around in a circle]
    The leaves are changing color color color
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground

    V2 The leaves are jumping in the wind [jump]
    V3 The leaves they run across the ground [run]
    V4 The leaves are rolling on the ground [roll on ground]

  • Alphabet Song: Letter S – Slimy Snake and Silly Spider

    Letter S – Slimy Snake and Silly Spider

    Activity Instructions:

    Have children point out the letter S on the alphabet poster. Help them to guess the letter “S” words in the song. Then sing and tap through several times.

    Lyrics:

    Slimy Snake and Silly Spider
    Slipped on their Socks and Shoes
    Slipped on their Socks and Shoes
    Slipped on their Socks and Shoes
    Slimy Snake and Silly Spider
    Slipped on their Socks and Shoes
    So they could Swing and Sing Super Songs
    with the Sun and Stars

  • Solfege Song: Lightly Row

    Lightly Row

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones. Say hi to the children by name. Then ask them what songs they’d like to sing today.  After singing a few, then have children repeat syllables for do-re-mi-fa-sol-fa-mi-re-do.  Then sing song a little bit at a time with syllables. Afterwards, sing with english words.

    Lyrics:

    So Mi Mi, Fa Re Re
    Do Re Mi Fa Sol Sol Sol
    Sol Mi Mi Fa Re Re
    Do Mi So So Do

    Do Do Do Do Do Re Mi
    Re Re Re Re Mi Fa Sol
    Sol Mi Mi Fa Re Re
    Do Mi Sol Sol Do

    Lightly row, lightly row,
    O’er the glassy waves we go!
    Smoothly glide, smoothly glide,
    On the silent tide!

    Let the winds and waters be
    Mingled with our melody.
    Sing and float, sing and float
    In our little boat! 

  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added
  • Composing Activity: Pie Slices – Rhythm Composing

    Pie Slices – Rhythm Composing

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Tape long horizontal line with three vertical lines dividing it, and pie slices on the wall.  Whole pie = whole note. Half pie = half note. Quarter pie = quarter note. Each measure gets a full pie, then play rhythm for this representational composing activity.

  • Song w/Ball: Chromatic Ball Song

    Chromatic Ball Song

    Activity Instructions:

    A chromatic scale is a scale where every half step is played. (All of the white and black keys on the piano). 

    Pass out balls and have children practice tapping, rolling from their toes to their head and back down again, and bouncing on their booties. Then play song and follow motions.

    Lyrics:

    VERSE
    I am tap-ping the ball with my hands like it’s a drum
    Rum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum,
    Rum pum pum pum pum
     (Repeat)

    B SECTION
    This is a chro-ma-tic ball song
    Up and down in lit-tle half steps
    This is a chro-ma-tic ball song
    Up and down in lit-tle half steps

    VERSE 2
    I am rol-ling the ball from my toes up to my head
    I am rolling the ball from my head down to my toes

    VERSE 3
    I am sit-ting on the ball and boun-cing up and down

  • World Music Dance: Japan – One More Time – Twice

    Japan – One More Time – Twice

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc. Use different moves in different parts of the song.
    This song is by a female group from Japan and is J-Pop, Japanese Pop.

  • Musical Exploration: Musical Exploration

    Musical Exploration

    Activity Instructions:

    Dump a variety bucket of instruments out for children to play and try different instruments. Teacher’s choice on background music, make sure that the song lyrics are clean and the topic is child-appropriate. You may want to find out some of your participants favorite popular songs and include them here!

  • Musical Game: Feelings Identification

    Feelings Identification

    Activity Instructions:

    Tape three emojis to the wall for happy, sad, and angry. Have children identify the emotion. Then sing something happy (light and bouncy), angry (stacatto, fast, may be on same note), and sad (downward moving, with chromatic notes, in a minor key)

  • Puppet: Three Little Birdies

    Three Little Birdies

    Activity Instructions:

    Use bird puppets to sing song. Give children kisses with the puppet afterwards.

    Lyrics:

    Three little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Three little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    Three little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Three little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    One little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la

    Two little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    Two little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    One little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    One little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la

    One little birdie in a tree, singing now so prettily
    One little birdie in a tree, sings tra la la la la
    One little birdie in a tree, singing now so prettily
    One little birdie in a tree, sings tra la la la la
    That little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    No little birdies in a tree, but then they all came back to me
    Tra la la x4
    Five little birdies came back to me
    Tra la la la la

  • Goodbye Song: Goodbye Song

    Goodbye Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Start rhythm on keyboard. Then sing song, putting each child’s name in the song. Adjust the ending based on the number of children you have – feel free to repeat or not, and add goodbyes to mommies, daddies, instruments, etc, if needed to finish the musical phrasing, depending upon the size of your class.

    Lyrics:

    Goodbye, Cya later, adios my friends
    Our time in Rockin’ Rhythms class has come to an end
    au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, chiao
    Until we meet again my friends, I’ll say goodbye for now

    |: Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        We’ll rock again next time :|

  • Coming In Classical: Mozart – Horn Concerto #1 in D Major

    Mozart – Horn Concerto #1 in D Major

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class.

  • Hello Song: Family Rock Hello Song

    Family Rock Hello Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Call children to circle. Start rhythm on Keyboard, and use each child’s name in the song.

    Lyrics:

    I’m gonna rock rock rock with with my families
    Rock, rock rock with my families
    Rock, rock rock with my families
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

    Let’s all rock with [Name Here]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “together”]
    Let’s all rock with [Name Here or “and have fun”]
    in Rockin’ Rhythms music class

  • Song w/Instrument: I Am Shaking My Egg Shaker

    I Am Shaking My Egg Shaker

    Activity Instructions:

    Explore different things you can do with egg shaker. Then introduce the song.

    Lyrics:

    I am shaking my egg shaker then I stop
    I am shaking my egg shaker then I stop
    I am shaking my egg shaker
    I am shaking my egg shaker
    I am shaking my egg shaker then I stop

    v2 I am passing it back and forth
    v3 I am passing to a friend
    v4 I am shaking my egg shaker then it hides

  • Peek-a-boo: Do Re Me, 123

    Do Re Me, 123

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out transparent scarves. Pull off, and say boo! Interact with each of the children. Then sing the song, interacting with each of the children.

    Lyrics:

    Do Re Me, 123,
    Where could my baby be? Boo!

    and/or 

    Do Re Me, 123,
    Where could [name] be? Boo!

  • Color or Shape Song: Fruit Colors

    Fruit Colors

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out and post fruit on the wall before class. Have children identify the five fruits and their colors. Then sing song, and have children run and touch the picture on the wall when you sing about the fruit.

    Lyrics:

    Find me find me a red strawberry
    Find me find me a red strawberry
    Find me find me a red strawberry
    Find me a red strawberry

    Fruit Colors – Red Strawberry, Orange Orange, Yellow Bananna, Green Grapes, Blue Blueberries

  • Body Awareness: Dancing Leaves

    Dancing Leaves

    Activity Instructions:

    Turn on the music and follow the directions with the song to be the leaves.

    Lyrics:

    [walk around in a circle]
    The leaves are changing color color color 
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground
    The leaves are changing color color color
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground
    [spin in a circle]
    V1 The leaves are spinning through the air, through the air, through the air
          The leaves are spinning through the air, through the air, through the air
    [walk around in a circle]
    The leaves are changing color color color
    The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground

    V2 The leaves are jumping in the wind [jump]
    V3 The leaves they run across the ground [run]
    V4 The leaves are rolling on the ground [roll on ground]

  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added
  • Solfege Song: Lightly Row

    Lightly Row

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones. Say hi to the children by name. Then ask them what songs they’d like to sing today.  After singing a few, then have children repeat syllables for do-re-mi-fa-sol-fa-mi-re-do.  Then sing song a little bit at a time with syllables. Afterwards, sing with english words.

    Lyrics:

    So Mi Mi, Fa Re Re
    Do Re Mi Fa Sol Sol Sol
    Sol Mi Mi Fa Re Re
    Do Mi So So Do

    Do Do Do Do Do Re Mi
    Re Re Re Re Mi Fa Sol
    Sol Mi Mi Fa Re Re
    Do Mi Sol Sol Do

    Lightly row, lightly row,
    O’er the glassy waves we go!
    Smoothly glide, smoothly glide,
    On the silent tide!

    Let the winds and waters be
    Mingled with our melody.
    Sing and float, sing and float
    In our little boat! 

  • Song w/Ball: Chromatic Ball Song

    Chromatic Ball Song

    Activity Instructions:

    A chromatic scale is a scale where every half step is played. (All of the white and black keys on the piano). 

    Pass out balls and have children practice tapping, rolling from their toes to their head and back down again, and bouncing on their booties. Then play song and follow motions.

    Lyrics:

    VERSE
    I am tap-ping the ball with my hands like it’s a drum
    Rum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum, pum,
    Rum pum pum pum pum
     (Repeat)

    B SECTION
    This is a chro-ma-tic ball song
    Up and down in lit-tle half steps
    This is a chro-ma-tic ball song
    Up and down in lit-tle half steps

    VERSE 2
    I am rol-ling the ball from my toes up to my head
    I am rolling the ball from my head down to my toes

    VERSE 3
    I am sit-ting on the ball and boun-cing up and down

  • World Music Dance: Japan – One More Time – Twice

    Japan – One More Time – Twice

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc. Use different moves in different parts of the song.
    This song is by a female group from Japan and is J-Pop, Japanese Pop.

  • Musical Exploration: Musical Exploration

    Musical Exploration

    Activity Instructions:

    Dump a variety bucket of instruments out for children to play and try different instruments. Teacher’s choice on background music, make sure that the song lyrics are clean and the topic is child-appropriate. You may want to find out some of your participants favorite popular songs and include them here!

  • Musical Composition Activity: Pie Slices – Rhythm Composing

    Pie Slices – Rhythm Composing

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Tape long horizontal line with three vertical lines dividing it, and pie slices on the wall.  Whole pie = whole note. Half pie = half note. Quarter pie = quarter note. Each measure gets a full pie, then play rhythm for this representational composing activity.

  • Musical Game: Feelings Identification

    Feelings Identification

    Activity Instructions:

    Tape three emojis to the wall for happy, sad, and angry. Have children identify the emotion. Then sing something happy (light and bouncy), angry (stacatto, fast, may be on same note), and sad (downward moving, with chromatic notes, in a minor key)

  • Puppet: Three Little Birdies

    Three Little Birdies

    Activity Instructions:

    Use bird puppets to sing song. Give children kisses with the puppet afterwards.

    Lyrics:

    Three little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Three little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    Three little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Three little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    One little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la

    Two little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    Two little birdies in a tree, singing now so prettily
    Two little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la
    One little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    One little birdies in a tree, sing tra la la la la

    One little birdie in a tree, singing now so prettily
    One little birdie in a tree, sings tra la la la la
    One little birdie in a tree, singing now so prettily
    One little birdie in a tree, sings tra la la la la
    That little birdie said to me, I’ve got to fly, people to see
    No little birdies in a tree, but then they all came back to me
    Tra la la x4
    Five little birdies came back to me
    Tra la la la la

  • Goodbye Song: Goodbye Song

    Goodbye Song

    Activity Instructions:

    Start rhythm on keyboard. Then sing song, putting each child’s name in the song. Adjust the ending based on the number of children you have – feel free to repeat or not, and add goodbyes to mommies, daddies, instruments, etc, if needed to finish the musical phrasing, depending upon the size of your class.

    Lyrics:

    Goodbye, Cya later, adios my friends
    Our time in Rockin’ Rhythms class has come to an end
    au revoir, auf wiedersehen, bon voyage, chiao
    Until we meet again my friends, I’ll say goodbye for now

    |: Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        Goodbye [Name goes here]
        Goodbye [Name here]
        We’ll rock again next time :|