Where’s your bone?
Somebody stole it from your home.
One student plays the “Doggie” and sits in a chair facing away from the rest of the students. As the students sing the song (it might help to sing the first two phrases twice), the teacher (or another student) hands a dog bone* to a student, who hides it in their 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.
- Option 1 – The person who has the bone in their lap becomes the new “Doggie.”
- Option 2 – (to give more students the chance to play) Whether they guess correctly or not, the teacher chooses a new “Doggie” and a different person to hold the bone.
*For a bone, you could laminate the melody visual (below) or buy a rawhide or rubber dog bone.
Recorder Notes E, G, A
Extras for Plus Members
- Printable & Digital Visuals
- Song with chords in 2 keys, 2 Orff Arrangements, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (long & short), Melody (mi, so | mi, so, la | pitch matching rubric), Student recorder copies (E,G,A)
- MIDI file
- Listen to the song