Where’s your bone?
Somebody stole it from your home.
To teach long and short in Kindergarten, I over-exaggerate the length of the half notes. Like with the other song, I ask the students to identify (by listening) the long notes. We identify the two words: “bone” and “home” as being long.
One student sits in a chair facing away from the rest of the students. As we sing the song (usually twice), I hand a rubber dog bone to a student, who hides it in his/her lap. All other students pretend to hide the bone also. Student in chair turns around and gets 3 guesses to figure out who has the bone. Whether they guess correctly or not, I choose a new person to sit in the chair and a different person to hold the bone. Over several lessons, I make sure each child gets a turn to do something. To emphasize the long sounds, sing it like this:
It can also be used in 2nd grade to teach so, mi and la.
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