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Alphabet Poem

Lyrics (Traditional chant / nursery rhyme) A was an angler went out in a fog,Who fished all the day and caught only a frog. B was cook Betty a-baking a pie,With ten or twelve apples all piled up on high. …

Great Big Cat

Lyrics (Traditional chant) A great big cat and a wee little mouseWent round and round in a high, high houseBut that wee little mouse got caught at last‘Cause the great big cat ran around so fast! Motions “great big cat” …

Rhythmic Dictation

Visuals & Assessment (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) Other Worksheets / Assessments (Available on other pages. Click each image to access.) See also rhythm dictation sticks for younger learners meter in 2 visuals …

Peas and the Rice

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Peas and the rice, peas and the rice,Peas and the rice, done, done, done, done,Peas and the rice, Peas and the rice, done, done, done, done,New rice and okra, eat some and left some,New rice and okra, eat …

Witch Witch

Lyrics (Folk song) Witch, witch* fell in a ditch,Picked up a penny and thought she was rich.“Are you my children?”“Yes we’re your children.”“Are you my children?”“Yes we’re your children.”“Are you my children?”Shouting: “No, you old witch!” *Or “which witch” Game …

Jack-o’-lantern (chant)

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Sometimes big and sometimes smallBut always round and yellowWhen children make my famous grinThen I’m a scary fellow See also Halloween songs & chants chants songs / chants with motions songs with lesson ideas for voices songs …

That’s a Mighty Pretty Motion

Lyrics That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty pretty motion, Dee di dee,Rise sugar rise. That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di dee,That’s a mighty poor motion, Dee di …

Solfege Resources

Grade Level Suggestions Here’s an idea of what grade levels could focus on which syllables: 1st – so, mi 2nd – mi, so, la 3rd – pentatonic – Add do, re first – and then all five: do, re, mi, …

Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n

Lyrics – German (German folk song) Himmel und Erde müssen vergeh’n,aber die Musici, aber die Musici,aber die Musici bleiben besteh’n. English Translation – Heaven and earth must pass Heaven and earth must pass,but the music, but the music,but the music …

My Dame Hath a Lame Tame Crane

Lyrics My dame hath a lame tame crane,My dame hath a crane that is lame,Pray gentle Jane, let my dame’s lame tame craneFeed and come home again. Motions “Dame” = Curtsy (or, if sitting, put both hands under the chin)“Lame” …

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