• WEEK 8

    This week I want you to get creative and make an instrument at home. There are many options and most can be made with simple items commonly found around the house. You do not have to use the websites or videos provided, but they may be helpful to you.


    Don't forget you can always email me a picture or video of your new creation!


    If you can't make something at home enjoy watching the how-to videos and brainstorm how you would make your instrument.



    This website has some great ideas:


    Pan flute, wooden jingle, maracas, and tambourine:



    A Paper Xylophone:

    A water xylophone:


    A popsicle stick kazoo:


     Toilet paper roll kazoo:


     Tin can drum:





    Cereal box guitar:



  • WEEK 7


    1. Watch this video for help with instructions.


     2. Here is a virtual xylophone!

    Explore first.

    Then pick 2 notes to play at the same time. Practice playing your steady beat on these 2 notes and play that steady beat while you say the poem Diddle Diddle Dumpling (we learned this a few weeks ago).

    Diddle diddle dumpling, my friend John

    went to bed with his stockings on.

    One shoe off and one shoe on.

    Diddle diddle dumpling my friend John

    Now start using only 1 note and play the rhythm (the words) to Diddle Diddle Dumpling. Once you have it mastered pick 2 notes to play the rhythm on, then 3 or more! There are no wrong notes!

    Here's a challenge: Can you memorize what you have created and play it for someone at home? 



  • WEEK 6

    1. Listen to this song and sing along. It is called "Save Our Planet". What is something you can do to make our world a better place?



    2. This song is called "Don't Worry Be Happy" it is by Bobby McFerrin. This song was recorded using no instruments. All the sounds you hear are from the musicians mouth and body. The voice is used to sound like instuments.

    When you make music without instruments like this it is called acapella.

    Can you hear different sounds like humming, whistling, and tongue clicks?



    3. Sing and dance along to the song. This version is different and uses some instruments. Which one do you like better?




  • WEEK 5

    1. This week we are going to learn about Rounds (which are sometimes also called cannons). A round is an easy way to make harmony. When singing a round, first you must learn the song very very well. Then you find another person to sing with you.  One person will start first and then the next person will go, almost like follow the leader. 

    Here we will sing the song Row, Row, Row Your Boat together in a round. Guest starring Virtual Ms. Iden!


    2. Here is another song that you can sing in a round. This one has motions that make it a little easier to sing in a round!

    It is called "Are you sleeping?"

    Are You Sleeping


  • Week 4


    1. Using your knowledge of Ta, ti-ti, and sh. See if you can read and clap the rhythms along with the song.


    2. Practice the Cup game and make sure you know it very well! Then take a song or a poem/chant and add them together.  You can use the songs I use or think of some other ones that you know. Watch the video for some help.



  • WEEK 3

    1. Let's Review Ta, Ti Ti, and Sh



    2. Can you play the rhythms along with the song? (click the picture to open the video)



    3. Create a 4 beat rhythm using only Ta, Ti Ti, and Sh.  After you have created your rhythm use body percussion to play the rhythm. (stomp, clap, pat, or snap)  Watch the video for help. 


    After you have practiced your new 4 beat body percussion pattern see if you can do it while saying "Diddle Diddle Dumpling" from last week.  If you master it have your parents take a video and email it to me so I can see!! 


    4. Have you ever wanted to learn the cup game? Here is a video to help you learn the routine.




  • Welcome to week 2 of remote learning!

    Here are your activities for this week in music. Don't forget you can always visit the pages for movement songs or echo songs if you would like some more music in your day!



    1. Here I read/sing one of my favorite books.  Based on Bob Marley's song 3 little birds, Marley's daughter added some more verses to the song in this book. Enjoy! 


    Here is Bob Marley's Original Song if you want to take a listen.



    2. Do you need to review the Musical Alphabet?!



    Let's Learn about Steps and Skips


    Steps and Skips


    3. We are going to learn this poem and then play it on some "found sounds"


    Diddle Diddle Dumpling Video


    Diddle diddle dumpling, my friend John

    went to bed with his stockings on.

    One shoe off and one shoe on.

    Diddle diddle dumpling my friend John.



    Just for fun you can learn the Whacky Song too!

      Practice the Dance moves to the Whacky Song!

    Whacky Song Dance Tutorial 


    Whacky Song and Dance


    Can you sing and do the moves to the Whacky Song by yourself?!

    Whacky Song 

Last Modified on May 10, 2020