Elementary Music, Folk songs, K-2, Lessons

2 4 6 8 Meet Me at the Garden Gate Clapping Game for Music

Looking for a fun Spring chant to get kids moving AND practice quarter and eighth notes? 2, 4, 6, 8, Meet Me at the Garden Gate is the perfect song to get you through the Spring season. It includes a hand clapping game (I’ll share two versions), and is perfect for teaching ta and titi. … Continue reading 2 4 6 8 Meet Me at the Garden Gate Clapping Game for Music

Elementary Music, Folk songs

4 Frog Songs for Your Elementary Music Students will Love

I was looking through my lesson plans the other day, and I found that I had a lot of songs about frogs. Do I have a thing for frogs? No. But for some reason, frog songs dominate in the lower grade levels. So today, I’m sharing4 fun frog songs– and what to do with them!… Continue reading 4 Frog Songs for Your Elementary Music Students will Love

Elementary Music, Folk songs, Games

How to Play Pass the Pumpkin Halloween Singing Game

Looking for a not-so-spooky Halloween song that your kids will love? I’ve got you covered! Pass the Pumpkin is a fun singing game to practice quarter notes, eighth notes, and rest or songs in a minor key. It’s perfect for October, but it’s not specifically “Halloween”, so if you are trying not to be overtly… Continue reading How to Play Pass the Pumpkin Halloween Singing Game

Elementary Music, Folk songs, Hispanic music lessons

Quien es esa Gente? Hispanic folk song for sol and mi

Quien es esa gente is probably my second graders’ all time favorite songs– they are obsessed! It comes with a fun singing game (ok, I made up the game, but you can steal it!), it teaches la or quarter rest, and it’s in Spanish. That makes it perfect for Hispanic Heritage Month, but we use… Continue reading Quien es esa Gente? Hispanic folk song for sol and mi