Feb 142013

Diddle Diddle Dumpling


Diddle diddle dumpling my son John
Went to bed with his stockings (trousers) on
One shoe off and one shoe on
Diddle diddle dumpling my son John

I use this as a steady beat foundation for teaching the Major Scale to 5th graders.

Mi-so-la version

Diddle Diddle Dumpling2


Below: Song pdf (with 2 versions + Orff version), Midi & Lesson ideas with Visuals


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  4 Responses to “Diddle Diddle Dumpling”

  1. I LOVE this chant/poem and I do a song with it and a shoe passing game. I had to chuckly because the powerpoint that I made for this song has the exact same image!!! Lol, great minds think alike!!

    And great ideas, as always! You are amazing Beth!

  2. I’m doing this song with my 1st graders this week by chance. Using Boomwhackers. I was wondering what grade you do it with. I liked your lesson plan very much. I love your website. This is very exciting to have found.

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