Baby Rock

  • Coming in Classical: Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever

    Activity Instructions:

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


  • Baby Rock Hello

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 01, Tempo 5


    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 baby
    Rock, rock rock with my baby
    Rock, rock rock with my baby
    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: Maracas Like a River

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out maracas. Explore shaking, tapping together, tapping on the ground, shaking high, and shaking low. Then sing song, keeping the beat.

    Lyrics:

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    v. 2 I am tapping them together
    v. 3 I am tapping on the ground
    V. 4 I am shaking them up high
    V.5 I am shaking them down low


  • Lapride: America the Beautiful Lapride

    Activity Instructions:

    Have grownups sit children in their lap. Introduce lapride, show parents bounce, up and down, side to side, and bump movements.
    Then use recorded music for lapride, repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    We’re bouncing and we’re bouncing
     and we bounce and bounce and stop……  (Fast Bounce)

    We’re bouncing and we’re bouncing
     and we bounce and bounce and stop…… (Fast Bounce)

    and Up and down and up and Down and then go side to side…… (Knees up and Down together, then one knee, other knee)

    We’re bumping and we’re bouncing on this silly lap ride. (Fast bounce or alternate legs fast)

    (repeat x3)


  • Song w/Instrument: Castanets

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out castanets. Explore clicking them with one hand and both hands. Then sing with silly song.

    Lyrics:

    Click x 8 repeat x3
    Click my castanets 33221

    Click them faster
    Click them sower
    Click with one hand


  • Peek-a-boo w/scarves: Three Blind Mice (Boo!)

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, explore playing peek a boo. Then introduce song, sing and be playful, being sure to interact with each child.

    Lyrics:

    Peek-a-boo, boo!
    Where are you? boo! 
    Looking up and looking down,
    Left and right, all around
    Where could all my friends me found?
    Peek a boo,boo!
    Peek a boo, boo!


  • Signing Song: Sorry

    Activity Instructions:

    Show parents how to make the sign, (see lyrics in the song), then sing and sign the song several times.
    This song is similar to please, but please has an open hand, sorry is in a fist like the letter S.

    Lyrics:

    I put my hand – 1444  
    in a letter S – 11555
    and Make a circle on my chest 1666 1b777
    That’s how I say sorry –  641554


  • Song w/Ball: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added

  • World Music Dance: Cuban – Que Suenen Los Tambores – Larzita Bacallao – Merengue

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and dance to the song. Use different movements in the different parts of the song. 


  • 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!


  • Song Time
    Sing through favorite songs of children. You may choose to introduce the english only to the solfege song from other levels.

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     



  • Lullaby: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out cage bells. Allow children to rock gently in parents laps while sitting, or standing and swaying, or allow to play bells. A calming moment to finish with class.


  • Goodbye Song

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 12, Tempo 8


    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 :|

    Tot Rock

  • Coming in Classical: Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever

    Activity Instructions:

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


  • Tot Rock Hello

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 01, Tempo 5


    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: Maracas Like a River

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out maracas. Explore shaking, tapping together, tapping on the ground, shaking high, and shaking low. Then sing song, keeping the beat.

    Lyrics:

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    v. 2 I am tapping them together
    v. 3 I am tapping on the ground
    V. 4 I am shaking them up high
    V.5 I am shaking them down low


  • Lapride: America the Beautiful Lapride

    Activity Instructions:

    Have grownups sit children in their lap. Introduce lapride, show parents bounce, up and down, side to side, and bump movements.
    Then use recorded music for lapride, repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    We’re bouncing and we’re bouncing
     and we bounce and bounce and stop……  (Fast Bounce)

    We’re bouncing and we’re bouncing
     and we bounce and bounce and stop…… (Fast Bounce)

    and Up and down and up and Down and then go side to side…… (Knees up and Down together, then one knee, other knee)

    We’re bumping and we’re bouncing on this silly lap ride. (Fast bounce or alternate legs fast)

    (repeat x3)


  • Color or Shape Song w/Instrument: Shape Monster

    Activity Instructions:



    Before your first class, construct your color or shape monster (a piece of foam board with two eyes and a cutout mouth).
    Cut out shapes to feed the monster. (Circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles) Review the shapes with children. Then have them put the shapes into the monster’s mouth as you sing about them.

    Lyrics:

    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?
    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?

    “Feed me, feed me, feed me please
    Bring me squares so I can eat!”
    Will you feed the shape monster
    Will you feed him squares?


  • Song w/Instrument: Castanets

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out castanets. Explore clicking them with one hand and both hands. Then sing with silly song.

    Lyrics:

    Click x 8 repeat x3
    Click my castanets 33221

    Click them faster
    Click them sower
    Click with one hand


  • Body Awareness: Rockin’ ABCs

    Activity Instructions:

    Tell the children you will be doing a dance to the ABC song this week. Introduce the moves in the chorus, jump, stomp, spin, clap, touch the ground. Then start the song, walk and sing during the ABC verses. Repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Won’t you sing and dance with me

    Jumping to my ABCs, jump along with me
    Stomping to my ABCs, stompin’ to the beat
    Spinning to my ABCs, watch me spin around
    Clapping to my ABCs, and then I touch the ground

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Won’t you sing and dance with me

    Jumping to my ABCs, Jump along with me
    Stomping to my ABCs, stompin’ to the beat
    Spinning to my ABCs, watch me spin around
    Clapping to my ABCs, and then I touch the ground

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Thanks for singin’ and dancin’ with me.


  • Solfege Song: Hot Cross Buns

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones, explore speaking into them. Then ask children for some of their favorite songs, and sing them together.
    Introduce Solfege Syllables. Sing – Do – Sol – Do. Then introduce song. Sing a phrase at a time while parents/children echo.
    The sing song with words.

    Lyrics:

    Mi Re Do
    Mi Re Do
    Do do do do 
    Re re re re
    Mi re do
    Mi re do

    Hot cross buns
    Hot cross buns
    One a-penny two-a-penny
    Hot cross buns
    Hot cross buns


  • Song w/Ball: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added

  • World Music Dance: Cuban – Que Suenen Los Tambores – Larzita Bacallao – Merengue

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and dance to the song. Use different movements in the different parts of the song. 


  • 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: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     



  • Goodbye Song

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 12, Tempo 8


    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 :|

    Kid Rock

  • Coming In Classical: Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever

    Activity Instructions:

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


  • Kid Rock Hello Song

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 01, Tempo 5


    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: Maracas Like a River

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out maracas. Explore shaking, tapping together, tapping on the ground, shaking high, and shaking low. Then sing song, keeping the beat.

    Lyrics:

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    v. 2 I am tapping them together
    v. 3 I am tapping on the ground
    V. 4 I am shaking them up high
    V.5 I am shaking them down low


  • Body Awareness: Rockin’ ABCs

    Activity Instructions:

    Tell the children you will be doing a dance to the ABC song this week. Introduce the moves in the chorus, jump, stomp, spin, clap, touch the ground. Then start the song, walk and sing during the ABC verses. Repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Won’t you sing and dance with me

    Jumping to my ABCs, jump along with me
    Stomping to my ABCs, stompin’ to the beat
    Spinning to my ABCs, watch me spin around
    Clapping to my ABCs, and then I touch the ground

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Won’t you sing and dance with me

    Jumping to my ABCs, Jump along with me
    Stomping to my ABCs, stompin’ to the beat
    Spinning to my ABCs, watch me spin around
    Clapping to my ABCs, and then I touch the ground

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Thanks for singin’ and dancin’ with me.


  • Alphabet Song w/Instrument: Letter M – Mommy and the Monkey

    Activity Instructions:

    Have children find the letter “M” on an alphabet chart, or show children a picture of the letter M.
    Talk about the words that start with the letter M in the song. Then sing the silly letter M song, having children tap to the beat while you sing.

    Lyrics:

    Mommy and the Monkey went to get some Money
    to buy Milk from the Masked Man in the Moon
    Mommy Made Me Meatballs
    to go with the Milk
    from the Man in the Moon whose cow who says Moo


  • Solfege Song: Hot Cross Buns

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones, explore speaking into them. Then ask children for some of their favorite songs, and sing them together.
    Introduce Solfege Syllables. Sing – Do – Sol – Do. Then introduce song. Sing a phrase at a time while parents/children echo.
    The sing song with words.

    Lyrics:

    Mi Re Do
    Mi Re Do
    Do do do do 
    Re re re re
    Mi re do
    Mi re do

    Hot cross buns
    Hot cross buns
    One a-penny two-a-penny
    Hot cross buns
    Hot cross buns


  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Activity Instructions:

    Tell the children that they will be learning the tune to Baa Baa Black Sheep on the Handbells today. Pass out the bells (C1-A). Explore ringing, then have children play the notes ascending (CDEFGA) and descending (AGFEDC). Then teach the song, and play through several times.

    Lyrics:

    Red Red Turqouise Turqouise 
    Blue Blue Blue Blue Turqoise
    Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange Orange Red
    Turqoise Turqoise Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange
    Turqoise Turqoise Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange
    Red Red Turqouise Turqouise 
    Blue Blue Blue Blue Turqoise
    Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange Orange Red


  • Composing Activity: Composing Rhythm- Whole, Half, Quarter

    Activity Instructions:

    Distribute staff paper. Show children how to draw notes.
    Have them draw a simple rhythmic pattern that the group will tap together.


  • Song w/Ball: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added

  • World Music Dance: Cuban – Que Suenen Los Tambores – Larzita Bacallao – Merengue

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and dance to the song. Use different movements in the different parts of the song. 


  • 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: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     



  • Goodbye Song

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 12, Tempo 8


    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 :|

Family Rock

  • Coming In Classical: Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever

    Activity Instructions:

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


  • Family Rock Hello Song

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 01, Tempo 5


    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: Maracas Like a River

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out maracas. Explore shaking, tapping together, tapping on the ground, shaking high, and shaking low. Then sing song, keeping the beat.

    Lyrics:

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    I am shaking my maracas,
    then I stop

    v. 2 I am tapping them together
    v. 3 I am tapping on the ground
    V. 4 I am shaking them up high
    V.5 I am shaking them down low


  • Peek-a-boo: Three Blind Mice (Boo!)

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, explore playing peek a boo. Then introduce song, sing and be playful, being sure to interact with each child.

    Lyrics:

    Peek-a-boo, boo!
    Where are you? boo! 
    Looking up and looking down,
    Left and right, all around
    Where could all my friends me found?
    Peek a boo,boo!
    Peek a boo, boo!


  • Color or Shape Song: Shape Monster

    Activity Instructions:



    Before your first class, construct your color or shape monster (a piece of foam board with two eyes and a cutout mouth).
    Cut out shapes to feed the monster. (Circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles) Review the shapes with children. Then have them put the shapes into the monster’s mouth as you sing about them.

    Lyrics:

    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?
    Will you feed the shape monster?
    Will you feed him squares?

    “Feed me, feed me, feed me please
    Bring me squares so I can eat!”
    Will you feed the shape monster
    Will you feed him squares?


  • Body Awareness: Rockin’ ABCs

    Activity Instructions:

    Tell the children you will be doing a dance to the ABC song this week. Introduce the moves in the chorus, jump, stomp, spin, clap, touch the ground. Then start the song, walk and sing during the ABC verses. Repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Won’t you sing and dance with me

    Jumping to my ABCs, jump along with me
    Stomping to my ABCs, stompin’ to the beat
    Spinning to my ABCs, watch me spin around
    Clapping to my ABCs, and then I touch the ground

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Won’t you sing and dance with me

    Jumping to my ABCs, Jump along with me
    Stomping to my ABCs, stompin’ to the beat
    Spinning to my ABCs, watch me spin around
    Clapping to my ABCs, and then I touch the ground

    ABCDEFG
    HIJKLMNOP
    QRS TUV
    WXY and Z
    Now I know my ABCs
    Thanks for singin’ and dancin’ with me.


  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Activity Instructions:

    Tell the children that they will be learning the tune to Baa Baa Black Sheep on the Handbells today. Pass out the bells (C1-A). Explore ringing, then have children play the notes ascending (CDEFGA) and descending (AGFEDC). Then teach the song, and play through several times.

    Lyrics:

    Red Red Turqouise Turqouise 
    Blue Blue Blue Blue Turqoise
    Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange Orange Red
    Turqoise Turqoise Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange
    Turqoise Turqoise Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange
    Red Red Turqouise Turqouise 
    Blue Blue Blue Blue Turqoise
    Yellow Yellow Green Green Orange Orange Red


  • Solfege Song: Hot Cross Buns

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones, explore speaking into them. Then ask children for some of their favorite songs, and sing them together.
    Introduce Solfege Syllables. Sing – Do – Sol – Do. Then introduce song. Sing a phrase at a time while parents/children echo.
    The sing song with words.

    Lyrics:

    Mi Re Do
    Mi Re Do
    Do do do do 
    Re re re re
    Mi re do
    Mi re do

    Hot cross buns
    Hot cross buns
    One a-penny two-a-penny
    Hot cross buns
    Hot cross buns


  • Song w/Ball: 123, Roll the Ball

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pair up students, then allow children to practice rolling the ball, then begin song. Depending upon age and ability level, see if children can roll the ball to their partner when you say “roll” in the song. Repeat several times. With a small class, you might sit in a circle and play with everyone instead of pairing off.

    Lyrics:

    One Two Three
    Roll the ball to me
    One Two
    I roll the ball to you

    One two three
    Roll the ball to me
    One Two
    I roll the ball to you.


  • World Music Dance: Cuban – Que Suenen Los Tambores – Larzita Bacallao – Merengue

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and dance to the song. Use different movements in the different parts of the song. 


  • 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: Composing Rhythm- Whole, Half, Quarter

    Activity Instructions:

    Distribute staff paper. Show children how to draw notes.
    Have them draw a simple rhythmic pattern that the group will tap together.


  • Musical Game: NOT YET ADDED
    Content Not Yet Added

  • Puppet: Mr. Alligator

    Activity Instructions:

    Share some alligator facts from the song with the kids. Then sing song, using puppet chomping his teeth to the beat.
    At the end, ask Mr. Alligator if he will be nice? Not eat the kids? Then give alligator kisses if desired.

    Lyrics:

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Mr. Alligator, was swimmin’ in the swamp
    Mr. Alligator says hello! Chomp Chomp

    Mr. Alligator, he’s a reptile
    Look at all those teeth in his great big smile

    Mr Alligator he can really grow in size
    10-15 feet long, and 1000 pounds!

    Mr. Alligator, He was almost extinct?
    C’ya later Alligator
    Thanks for not eating me!

    Historical information:

    Some alligator facts: 

    • Alligators have up to 3000 teeth over their lifetime – 80 at a time.
    • They are reptiles.
    • They grow up to 10-15 feet long.
    • They can be over 1000 lbs.
    • They travel at up to 15 mph.

     



  • Goodbye Song

    CASIO-SA-77:
    Pattern 12, Tempo 8


    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 :|