Doggie Doggie Where’s Your Bone?


Lyrics

Doggie doggie
Where’s your bone?
Somebody stole it from your home.


Game

  • One student plays the “Doggie” and sits in a chair facing away from the rest of the students. As the students sing the song (usually twice), the teacher (or another student) hands a 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.
    • Option 1 – The person who has the bone in his/her lap becomes the new “Doggie.”
    • Option 2 – (to give more students the chance to play) Whether he/she guesses 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 (available for Plus members below) or buy a rawhide or rubber dog bone.


Recorder Notes EGA


See also

 


Extras for Plus Members

(or available for purchase here)

  • Printable & Digital Visuals

  • Song with chords, 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



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5 thoughts on “Doggie Doggie Where’s Your Bone?”

  1. Hi Beth, I am a “new” developmental music teacher this year after teaching general second grade for the past 16 years. I taught music 16 years ago and remembered this song/game in my mind. I found this page and then all the other WONDERFUL resources that you have here… Wow, what a great wealth of valuable information for someone like me! I can’t thank you enough for sharing all of your hard work. Your site is at the top of my bookmarks and I will use it weekly. Cathy

  2. Absolutely! I am so excited I found this site. I am using this song for my new role at work, playing songs for the preschool on my clarinet and saxophone. Thanks Beth

  3. I am a brand new elementary music teacher after teaching private voice and guitar lessons for years and am so thrilled to find your site. Thank you, I’ll be coming back here weekly! Thanks, Jenn

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