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Hi there!

 

Below is a range of videos, activity sheets and rescources for you to use to support the learning we are doing in our professional development classes.   The fastest way to get the most out of these classes is to take what you've been shown in class and what's here, and implement, implement, implement!

 

I recommend you try things out as they've been explained to you in their simplest form. Once you have the hang of things, the sky is the limit! Draw on your own experience and your relationship with your children and adapt. play and add your own colour to things. 

 

DON"T BE AFRAID to make mistakes. It's all part of the learning process. The most important thing is that you Do, Do, Do!

 

ABOVE ALL  > HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Clap Sticks Song

Karate Stop!

 

D                                                                                         A 

Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Stop 

A7                                                                                      D

Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Stop 

D                                                                                         A

Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Stop 

A7                                                                                      D

Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Karate, Stop 

 

D

Went to a party

Ate lot's of smarties

Got really farty 

A

Stop

Wanted some more

Walked out the door

Danced all the way to the

D

Shop

 

 

 

Vowels!

 Vowel Play!

 

A E I O U, Vowels are fun to do.

A E I O U, Vowels are fun to do!

 

Give me an A - Karate STOP!

Give me an E - Karate STOP!

Give me an I - Karate STOP!

Give me an O - Karate STOP!

Give me a U - Karate STOP!

Ukulele

Ukulele Chords

The vertical lines represent the strings of the Ukulele.

From left to right ( for this tuning ) the strings should be tuned to - G, C, E, A

A fun way to remember it is Gold Cows Eat Apples. 

The horizontal lines represent the frets.

The dots represent where your fingers go.

Click HERE to see some simple songs for grown ups that use only C, Am and F!

Finger Puppets!

 

Making finger puppets to use in songs is a great way to encorperate music into larger project-based activities. There are heaps of templates online or simply draw your own!

Visit the farm

 

C                                                                                         

I went to visit a farm one day

and saw a cow across the way

and what do you think I heard it say

C        F       C                                                                                         

Moo Moo Moo

C        F       C                                                                                         

Moo Moo Moo

 

C                                                                                         

I went to visit a farm one day

and saw a pig across the way

and what do you think I heard it say

C        F       C                                                                                         

Oink Oink Oink

C        F       C                                                                                         

Oink Oink Oink

 

Horse - Neigh

Dog - Woof 

Duck - Quack 

etc

 

Instrument making!

fruit salad syllables 

Easy Chords ( In C )

 

C

Apple  (Apple )

G

Banana (Banana)

F        G       C

Pear pear pear

 

Mango (Mango)

Pineapple (Pineapple )

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

 

C                      G

I like fruit because it’s yum

C                                 G

Making Fruit salad is fun fun fun

C                      G

Chop it into little bits

F

Eat the fruit

                        G

But not the pips

Errrr!

Challenge yourself with some new chords!  ( In D )

D           A

Apple. Banana.    

G         C         A

Pear! Pear! Pear!

D           A

Mango. Pineapple. 

G         C         A

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! 

 

Verse

 

D                       A

I like fruit because it's yum.

D                                      A

Making fruit salad is fun! fun! fun!

D                     A

Chop it into little bits.

F                                               A

Eat the fruit but not the pips!

EERRR!

 

Note: If you have older children, you may choose to replace the word fruit in the last line with the word flesh. To do this, open up a conversation around the word flesh.

Flashcards are a great resource. There are heaps of fun free images on the web you can download to create your own fabulous resources.

Flashcards!

Note -  Although the correct way of notating the length of the 2 and 3 beat rests would be to use a half and dotted half-note rest symbol, I recommend illustrating all the rests using multiple quarter note rests instead.  For children of this age group (under 5) it is a more easily interpreted visual representation of the rhythm and encourages the focus of the activity to be directed into the playing of the instruments and literacy elements.

Below is a video from the Soudplay Youtube channel for parents. Giving parents the link to this clip will support the children's learning by connecting their home play with what's happening at your centre.

These Flash cards were made in minutes using CANVA and some FREE Clip art of Airplans and butterflies sourced from the internet. They are a great resource to have when practiceing phonetics, learn about colour and inspire some movement based imaginative play.

Scarf Activites

Template example.

ANTS & NUmbers!

Lyrics 'n chords

A                         C

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah 

A                         C

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah

            A             C                                          G

The ants go marching one by one, the little one stops to

E

suck his thumb        

And they all go marching

A

Down into the ground to get out of the rain  

A           G           A

BOOM BOOM BOOM!                            

A           G           A

BOOM BOOM BOOM!

2 x 2 The little one stops to tie his shoe

 

3 x 3 The little one stops to climb a tree

 

4 x 4 The little one stops to knock on the door 

 

5 x 5  The little one stops to take a dive

 

6 x 6  The little one stops to pick up sticks

 

7 x 7 The little one stops to pray to heaven

 

8 x 8 The little one stops to shut the gate

 

9 x 9 The little one stops to check the time

 

10 x 10 The little one stops to shout THE END!

Mega bunch of Ukulele  chords

Little Bat - singing a Story

Writing Songs from Stories

Hello Song! 

This simple hello song uses the chords

of C, F and G!

C
Hello everyone,
C
Hello everyone,
C                   F                   G
I'm glad to see you today
G
Hello everyone,
G
Hello everyone,
             G                    F            C
I'm so glad you're here to play!

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