Steady Beat Resources

Songs Acka Backa A la lata al latero Angel Band Animal Fair Backe backe Kuchen Ball Passing Game Bate bate chocolate Bounce High Bounce Low Buy a Penny Ginger Cat’s Got the Measles Cherry Tree Chick-a-Li-Lee-O Clap Your Hands Clock …

Note & Rest Visuals – Sized & Colored to Show Duration

These rhythm cards help to teach rhythm in a visual way. The cards are made in different lengths to demonstrate the length of the notes/rests. For instance, the whole note card is twice as long as the half note card. …

Dreidel Song

Lyrics (Melody by Mike Gebart & S.E. Goldfarb, Lyrics by Samuel S. Grossman) 1. I had a little dreidel, I made it out of clayAnd when it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play.Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made …

This Old Man

Lyrics (Folk song) This old man, he played one,He played “knick knack” on my drum,With a “knick knack” paddy whack, give the dog a bone.This old man came rolling home. This old man, he played two,He played “knick knack” on …

Ally Bally

Lyrics (Scottish folk song) Ally Bally, Ally Bally Bee,Sittin’ on your daddy’s knee,Greetin’* for a wee pennyTo buy some Coulter’s candy. *greeting = crying (source) See also Scottish folk songs songs about family songs with half notes recorder DEF#GABD’ songs …

Way Down South

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Way down South where bananas grow, Grasshopper stepped on an elephant’s toe. Elephant cried with tears in his eyes, “Pick on somebody your own size!” See also chants EGA recorder songs songs with sixteenth notes (or available …

Hallelujah Chorus & Handel

I enjoy teaching the Hallelujah Chorus to 5th graders in December – because they hear it in public places, movies, etc. during the holidays. We look at the Hallelujah Chorus listening map (see below), learn some facts about Handel and SATB choral parts, …

Oy Chanukah oy Chanukah

Lyrics – Transliteration (Jewish folk song, Yiddish) Oy Chanukah oy Chanukah A yontif a sheyner, A lustiker a freylekher Nisht do nokh azoyner Ale nakht mit dreydlech shpiln mir, Frishe heyse latkes, esn on a shir. Geshvinder, tsindt kinder Di …

Celebrations

Visuals / Worksheet / Assessment (See downloads at bottom of page. Each number has a corresponding button.) 1 1 2 3 Lesson Ideas (download #4) For Pre-K / Kindergarten, I have taught a few lessons on Celebrations, since they often …

Engine Engine Number Nine

Lyrics (Traditional chant) Engine, engine number nineGoing down Chicago lineSee it sparkle, see it shineEngine, engine number nine See also songs from the Midwestern States (US) chants train songs steady beat songs 1st grade rhythm lessons songs / chants with …

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