Superplan Twenty-Seven

  • Coming In Classical: Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. Allow them to explore with an instrument not used in the rest of class.

  • Hello Song: Baby Rock Hello

    Baby 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 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: Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out drums, explore hitting with both hands, right hand, left hand, alternating, and with Kid Rock, paradiddle.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of Lightly Row)
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! How are you? Let’s have some fun!
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!

  • Lapride: Instrumental Lapride

    Instrumental Lapride

    Activity Instructions:

    Have grownups sit children in their lap. Introduce the lap ride, show parents bounce, up and down, side to side, and bump around. Then start music, repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    1) Bouncing
    2) Up and Down
    3) Side to Side
    4) Bump Around

  • Song w/Instrument: Clicking with both my hands and stop

    Clicking with both my hands and stop

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out the castanets – one to each student. Allow them to explore squeezing the castanets shut with one hand, the other hand, both hands, tapping closed on the ground with hands and feet, etc. Then introduce song.

    Lyrics:

    Clicking my castanet, x3 Stop
    Chomping my castanet, x3 Stop.

    Clicking with my right hand,
    Clicking with my left hand,
    Clicking with both my hands and stop.

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  • Peek-a-boo w/scarves: Descending Scale Boo

    Descending Scale 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:

    Boo Boo Boo Boo Hiding from you
    playing peek-a-boo, Boo!

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  • Signing Song: Toilet

    Toilet

    Activity Instructions:

    Demonstrate the sign for Toilet, as described in the song. The sing the song a few times, while doing the sign.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)

    Put my thumb between middle and pointer
    Put my thumb between middle and pointer
    Put my thumb between middle and pointer
    and shake it side to side
    That’s how I say toilet
    That’s how I say toilet
    Put my thumb between middle and pointer
    and shake it side to side

  • Song w/Ball: Ball Body Break

    Ball Body Break

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out playground balls. Explore tapping the ball with hands and feet, passing hand to hand, and rolling to a friend. Then play recorded song and follow directions.

    Lyrics:

    V1) I am tapping with my hands
    V2) I am tapping with my feet
    V3) I am passing hand to hand
    V4) I am rolling to a friend

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

  • World Music Dance: Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc.

  • 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!

  • Song Time: Baby Rock Songtime

    Baby Rock Songtime

    Activity Instructions:

    Sing children’s favorite songs.

  • Puppet: Hello Hippopotomus

    Hello Hippopotomus

    Activity Instructions:

    Use puppet to sing song.

    Lyrics:

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You stay in the water to beat the heat
    Underwater You  can wait five minutes to breathe
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You looks for grass to eat at night
    You lives with the herd , the hippopotami,
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

  • Lullaby: Clair De Lune

    Clair De Lune

    Activity Instructions:

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

  • 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: Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. Allow them to explore with an instrument not used in the rest 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: Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out drums, explore hitting with both hands, right hand, left hand, alternating, and with Kid Rock, paradiddle.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of Lightly Row)
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! How are you? Let’s have some fun!
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!

  • Lapride: Instrumental Lapride

    Instrumental Lapride

    Activity Instructions:

    Have grownups sit children in their lap. Introduce the lap ride, show parents bounce, up and down, side to side, and bump around. Then start music, repeat if desired.

    Lyrics:

    1) Bouncing
    2) Up and Down
    3) Side to Side
    4) Bump Around

  • Color or Shape Song: Looking for a Shape

    Looking for a Shape

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out the shapes and hang on the wall before class. Review the shapes, then sing the song, and have children run to the item that you are singing about.

    Lyrics:

    I am looking for a [SHAPE], looking for a [SHAPE]
    I am looking for a [SHAPE], looking for a [SHAPE]

    Rhombus, Trapezoid, Star, Heart 

  • Song w/Instrument: Clicking with both my hands and stop

    Clicking with both my hands and stop

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out the castanets – one to each student. Allow them to explore squeezing the castanets shut with one hand, the other hand, both hands, tapping closed on the ground with hands and feet, etc. Then introduce song.

    Lyrics:

    Clicking my castanet, x3 Stop
    Chomping my castanet, x3 Stop.

    Clicking with my right hand,
    Clicking with my left hand,
    Clicking with both my hands and stop.

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  • Body Awareness: Animal Safari

    Animal Safari

    Activity Instructions:

    Play song, walk in circle on verses, and dance and pretend to be monkeys, lions, elephants, and cheetahs during the instrumental breaks.

    Lyrics:

    C’mon my friends and walk with me
    We’re goin’ on a safari
    C’mon my friends and dance with me
    At this Safari Party!

    Be a MONKEY!
    Be a LION!
    Be an ELEPHANT!
    Be a CHEETAH!

  • Solfege Song: Farmer in the Dell

    Farmer in the Dell

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones to children. Ask for some of their favorite songs, and sing them together. Then sing through solfege syllables, allowing class to echo. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do. Then introduce song for the week.

    Lyrics:

    |: Do Do Do Do Do Do
    Re Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi
    Sol Sol Sol Sol Me Do
    Re Mi Mi Re Re Do :|

     

    The Farmer in the Dell,
    The Farmer in the Dell,
    Hi-ho, the derry-o,
    The farmer in the dell!

    The Farmer takes a Wife…
    The Wife takes a Child…
    The Child takes a Cow …
    Cow takes a Pig…
    Pig takes a Dog…
    Dog takes a Cat…
    Cat takes a Mouse…
    Mouse takes the Cheese…
    The Cheese stands alone.

  • Song w/Ball: Ball Body Break

    Ball Body Break

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out playground balls. Explore tapping the ball with hands and feet, passing hand to hand, and rolling to a friend. Then play recorded song and follow directions.

    Lyrics:

    V1) I am tapping with my hands
    V2) I am tapping with my feet
    V3) I am passing hand to hand
    V4) I am rolling to a friend

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

  • World Music Dance: Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc.

  • 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: 123, Identify Me: Oboe, Flute, String Bass, Trumpet

    123, Identify Me: Oboe, Flute, String Bass, Trumpet

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out pictures of Oboe, Flute, String Bass, and Trumpet before class. Show the children each picture, and play the matching .mp3.
    Then hang the pictures around the room. The children will start in the center of the room. You will play a sound, and they have to go to the matching picture. 

  • Puppet: Hello Hippopotomus

    Hello Hippopotomus

    Activity Instructions:

    Use puppet to sing song.

    Lyrics:

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You stay in the water to beat the heat
    Underwater You  can wait five minutes to breathe
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You looks for grass to eat at night
    You lives with the herd , the hippopotami,
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

  • 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: Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. Allow them to explore with an instrument not used in the rest 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: Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out drums, explore hitting with both hands, right hand, left hand, alternating, and with Kid Rock, paradiddle.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of Lightly Row)
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! How are you? Let’s have some fun!
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!

  • Body Awareness: Animal Safari

    Animal Safari

    Activity Instructions:

    Play song, walk in circle on verses, and dance and pretend to be monkeys, lions, elephants, and cheetahs during the instrumental breaks.

    Lyrics:

    C’mon my friends and walk with me
    We’re goin’ on a safari
    C’mon my friends and dance with me
    At this Safari Party!

    Be a MONKEY!
    Be a LION!
    Be an ELEPHANT!
    Be a CHEETAH!

  • Alphabet Song: Animal Acrostic

    Animal Acrostic

    Activity Instructions:

    Review letters on the chart with the children. Have them point out different letters. Then teach them the acrostic animal song.

    Lyrics:

    Alligator Bear Cat Dog
    Elephant Fish Giraffe Hamster
    Iguana Jellyfish Kangaroo Lion
    Monkey Nightingale Octopus Panda

    Quail Rabbit Shark Turtle
    Unicorn Vulture Whale
    Xerus (African Ground Squirrel) Yak Zebra

  • Solfege Song: Farmer in the Dell

    Farmer in the Dell

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones to children. Ask for some of their favorite songs, and sing them together. Then sing through solfege syllables, allowing class to echo. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do. Then introduce song for the week.

    Lyrics:

    |: Do Do Do Do Do Do
    Re Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi
    Sol Sol Sol Sol Me Do
    Re Mi Mi Re Re Do :|

     

    The Farmer in the Dell,
    The Farmer in the Dell,
    Hi-ho, the derry-o,
    The farmer in the dell!

    The Farmer takes a Wife…
    The Wife takes a Child…
    The Child takes a Cow …
    Cow takes a Pig…
    Pig takes a Dog…
    Dog takes a Cat…
    Cat takes a Mouse…
    Mouse takes the Cheese…
    The Cheese stands alone.

  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: Hickory Dickory Dock

    Hickory Dickory Dock

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out xylophones and music. Play through the song as an example. Hold the xylophone upright facing the children in the air so that children are able to see you play the song.

    Lyrics:

    EFG FED E
    EE AG DE
    EE EG GF FA
    GAG FED C

    Hickory Dickory Dock
    The mouse ran up the clock
    The clock struck one, the mouse ran down
    Hickory Dickory Dock

  • Composing Activity: Musical Madlib – Coming Round

    Musical Madlib – Coming Round

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out lyric sheets to children, and allow them to fill in the blanks with parent help. Then collect the sheets and sing everyone’s songs.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)

    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE] then I stop
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE] then I stop
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE]
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE]
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE] then I stop

    V2. I am [ACTION] with my [PERSON] then I stop
    V3. I am [ACTION] with my [TOY] and then I stop

  • Song w/Ball: Ball Body Break

    Ball Body Break

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out playground balls. Explore tapping the ball with hands and feet, passing hand to hand, and rolling to a friend. Then play recorded song and follow directions.

    Lyrics:

    V1) I am tapping with my hands
    V2) I am tapping with my feet
    V3) I am passing hand to hand
    V4) I am rolling to a friend

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

  • World Music Dance: Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc.

  • 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: 123, Identify Me: Oboe, Flute, String Bass, Trumpet

    123, Identify Me: Oboe, Flute, String Bass, Trumpet

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out pictures of Oboe, Flute, String Bass, and Trumpet before class. Show the children each picture, and play the matching .mp3.
    Then hang the pictures around the room. The children will start in the center of the room. You will play a sound, and they have to go to the matching picture. 

  • Puppet: Hello Hippopotomus

    Hello Hippopotomus

    Activity Instructions:

    Use puppet to sing song.

    Lyrics:

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You stay in the water to beat the heat
    Underwater You  can wait five minutes to breathe
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You looks for grass to eat at night
    You lives with the herd , the hippopotami,
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

  • 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: Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Debussy – The Golliwog’s Cakewalk

    Activity Instructions:

    Play music as children are entering at the start of class. Allow them to explore with an instrument not used in the rest 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: Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Lightly Row Drum Tap

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out drums, explore hitting with both hands, right hand, left hand, alternating, and with Kid Rock, paradiddle.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of Lightly Row)
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! How are you? Let’s have some fun!
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Tap tap tap along with me
    Hello Friend! Hello Friend! Playing on my drum!

  • Peek-a-boo: Descending Scale Boo

    Descending Scale 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:

    Boo Boo Boo Boo Hiding from you
    playing peek-a-boo, Boo!

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    111118

  • Color or Shape Song: Looking for a Shape

    Looking for a Shape

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out the shapes and hang on the wall before class. Review the shapes, then sing the song, and have children run to the item that you are singing about.

    Lyrics:

    I am looking for a [SHAPE], looking for a [SHAPE]
    I am looking for a [SHAPE], looking for a [SHAPE]

    Rhombus, Trapezoid, Star, Heart 

  • Body Awareness: Animal Safari

    Animal Safari

    Activity Instructions:

    Play song, walk in circle on verses, and dance and pretend to be monkeys, lions, elephants, and cheetahs during the instrumental breaks.

    Lyrics:

    C’mon my friends and walk with me
    We’re goin’ on a safari
    C’mon my friends and dance with me
    At this Safari Party!

    Be a MONKEY!
    Be a LION!
    Be an ELEPHANT!
    Be a CHEETAH!

  • Song w/Pitched Instrument: Hickory Dickory Dock

    Hickory Dickory Dock

    Equipment:

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out xylophones and music. Play through the song as an example. Hold the xylophone upright facing the children in the air so that children are able to see you play the song.

    Lyrics:

    EFG FED E
    EE AG DE
    EE EG GF FA
    GAG FED C

    Hickory Dickory Dock
    The mouse ran up the clock
    The clock struck one, the mouse ran down
    Hickory Dickory Dock

  • Solfege Song: Farmer in the Dell

    Farmer in the Dell

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out microphones to children. Ask for some of their favorite songs, and sing them together. Then sing through solfege syllables, allowing class to echo. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do. Then introduce song for the week.

    Lyrics:

    |: Do Do Do Do Do Do
    Re Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi
    Sol Sol Sol Sol Me Do
    Re Mi Mi Re Re Do :|

     

    The Farmer in the Dell,
    The Farmer in the Dell,
    Hi-ho, the derry-o,
    The farmer in the dell!

    The Farmer takes a Wife…
    The Wife takes a Child…
    The Child takes a Cow …
    Cow takes a Pig…
    Pig takes a Dog…
    Dog takes a Cat…
    Cat takes a Mouse…
    Mouse takes the Cheese…
    The Cheese stands alone.

  • Song w/Ball: Ball Body Break

    Ball Body Break

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out playground balls. Explore tapping the ball with hands and feet, passing hand to hand, and rolling to a friend. Then play recorded song and follow directions.

    Lyrics:

    V1) I am tapping with my hands
    V2) I am tapping with my feet
    V3) I am passing hand to hand
    V4) I am rolling to a friend

    Put the ball on your head
    Put the ball on your nose
    Put the ball on your knees
    Put the ball on your toes

  • World Music Dance: Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Congo – Boom Boom Tarara

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out scarves, and have children bounce, dance, etc.

  • 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: Musical Madlib – Coming Round

    Musical Madlib – Coming Round

    Activity Instructions:

    Pass out lyric sheets to children, and allow them to fill in the blanks with parent help. Then collect the sheets and sing everyone’s songs.

    Lyrics:

    (to the tune of She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)

    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE] then I stop
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE] then I stop
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE]
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE]
    I am [ACTION] at the [PLACE] then I stop

    V2. I am [ACTION] with my [PERSON] then I stop
    V3. I am [ACTION] with my [TOY] and then I stop

  • Musical Game: 123, Identify Me: Oboe, Flute, String Bass, Trumpet

    123, Identify Me: Oboe, Flute, String Bass, Trumpet

    Printables (.pdf)

    Activity Instructions:

    Print out pictures of Oboe, Flute, String Bass, and Trumpet before class. Show the children each picture, and play the matching .mp3.
    Then hang the pictures around the room. The children will start in the center of the room. You will play a sound, and they have to go to the matching picture. 

  • Puppet: Hello Hippopotomus

    Hello Hippopotomus

    Activity Instructions:

    Use puppet to sing song.

    Lyrics:

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You stay in the water to beat the heat
    Underwater You  can wait five minutes to breathe
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

    Hello Hippopotamus, How are you today?
    Hello Hippopotamus, Swimming in the lake!
    You looks for grass to eat at night
    You lives with the herd , the hippopotami,
    Hello, Hippopotamus, thanks for coming to play!

  • 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

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        We’ll rock again next time :|