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Obwisana – A Singing and Passing Game from Ghana

Obwisana is one of my favorite songs to teach! I even remember learning it wayyyy back when I was in elementary school. It’s a fun game that you can keep simple or add levels of difficulty. Though the original song is about rocks, I used bean bags with my...

Musical Opposites: Videos and Singing Games

Starting out lessons with a quick video is a great way to get students hooked on the day’s lesson. Here are a few short videos to go along with singing games on musical opposite concepts high/low, fast/slow, and loud/soft. High/Low Andy Pandy Students march to...

2, 4, 6, 8 Ta & Titi Partner Activity

This month, my kinders are starting to explore short and long sounds. We transitioned to call these short and long sounds ta and titi during this week’s classes through 2-4-6-8 Meet Me at the Garden Gate. I believe 2-4-6-8 is meant to be a chant but I wanted to...

Turkey, Turkey, Turkey!

November is a time for post-Halloween candy, blustery days, and, of course, Thanksgiving! This week, my students are playing a fun Thanksgiving (assessment) game to get them in the spirit of the holiday. This song/game is called Turkey, Turkey, Turkey! To play the...

Sing High Sing Low

Here’s a new twist on an old song! I took the melody to Bounce High, Bounce Low, Bounce the Ball to Shiloh and changed it up a bit for my kindergartners. While Bounce High, Bounce Low is usually used as a steady beat activity, I used it to practice singing...