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Food, Baking, Kitchen Theme for Fall, Winter Holiday Music Making

Food, Baking, Kitchen Theme for Fall, Winter Holiday Music Making

A Baking/Cooking Theme for Musical Holiday Food lessons!

(Any questions on any of these, just click Ask Lynn on the homepage of Music Box! Not a member? send questions to [email protected]  Lynn is ready to help!)

Bake Some Pies! Check out Music Box Downloads (search or go to the Songs Category) for Pumpkin Pie

What are you baking? Sing or Chant this rhyme, the soloist will let us know what’s in the oven!

 1, 2, 3, 4    Play on the beat for the numbers

Coming through the Kitchen Door Play the rhythm of the words

5, 6, 7, 8    Play on the beat for the numbers

Making (bisquits, turkey, muffins, gravy), I can’t wait!  Play the rhythm of the words.

How many people are you feeding?  How many sausages should we make? (Rhymes for rhythm sticks.)

Lets make two! Tap rhythm sticks while counting “1, 2

Two little sausages, frying in a pan Quickly rub the smooth stick over the ribbed stick

One went pop   Tap the smooth stick on the ribbed stick when you say “pop”

And one went bam!  Hit both sticks on the floor

But what if you need four? Tap rhythm sticks while counting 1, 2, 3, 4

Four little sausages, frying in a pan, two went pop and two went bam!

But what if you need six? Tap rhythm sticks while counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Six little sausages, frying in a pan, three went pop and three went bam!

Eight little sausages….etc.

Give students a math challenge….How many are coming for dinner at your house? How many pop? How many bam?

Popcorn, popcorn, put it in a pan Tap sticks 8 times to the beat

Shake it up, shake it up Quickly rub the smooth stick over the ribbed stick

Bam bam bam! Hit both sticks on the floor on each “Bam”

The Bakery Truck  (From Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too! and Rhythm Readers Lessons and lynnkleinersmusicbox.com) See Music Box Downloads for free visuals and lesson videos. See Lynn’s Youtube Channel for videos of the lesson with students.

Holiday Time must include My Musical Gingerbread Man! Get the free lesson in Music Box Downloads or find the recording and lesson in the book In All Kinds of Weather, Kids Make Music.

Check out the adorable Gingerbread Boy felt set!

Peanut Butter Jelly (great for Orff, solo singing, echos) (From the book/CD My Trip to the Mountains Book/CD), www.musicrhapsody.com/shop

Apple Tree from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moosic and Rhythm Readers and Melody Makers lesson plans. The song refers to two things we can make out of apples. But its a lot of fun having students think of what they want to make from apples! Change the words of the song to what the students want to make. I have heard amazing ideas of what to make from the apples:

Apple Pie, Apple Cobbler, Apple Crisp, Apple Crumble, Applesauce, Apple Butter, Apple Fritters, Candy     Apples, Apple Pizza, Apple Pancakes, Apple Stuffing, Apple Sausage, Apple Stuffing…..

And for more student decisions, students need to decide (and sing the solos) on what kind of apples and    how many.  Kinds of Apples? So many! Thousands!  Here’s Some: Red Delicious, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala, McIntosh,

Also from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moosic, guess who wants to come to dinner? My special friend, Donnie the Donkey! You know what happens if you don’t feed him!!  Puppets, felts, books with CDS, available at www.musicrhapsody.com.

All Around the Kitchen from lynnkleinersmusicbox and Recorder Rookies lesson plans. Includes “Let’s Spice it Up!” FREE Downloads including the recording in www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com

Check out all the Episodes of Kitchen Music on lynn’s channel, youtube.com, including the All Around the Kitchen video here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3uyU6cQ3ys

Bake Some Pies! Check out Music Box FREE Downloads (search or go to the Songs Category) for Pumpkin Pie. includes student hand out, Orff Orchestration, activity ideas. www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com

A Song About Laughing & Summer

A Song About Laughing & Summer

What a year its been! Put yourself and your students in a great mood by singing and moving to this delightful song (and round!) about laughing and the arrival of summer!I just introduced my after school class to this for singing and Orff. Have a listen, and notice their creative choices for LOL! Be sure to watch until the end for ALL the laughs!

 

The music and activity suggestions are in a new FREE download in Music Box. Not yet a member? We’d love to have you join us!

And speaking about the arrival of summer, don’t forget to check out the info on our June Teacher Training!

Apple Tree, A Sweet Song That’s So Appealing!

Apple Tree, A Sweet Song That’s So Appealing!

Apple Tree! Who could guess how much this song motivates children to participate!

Apples come in many colors and varieties. There are hundreds of recipes calling for apples. There’s several ways to cut apples, and ways to eat them!

The Apple Tree* is an absolutely delicious song for many age levels! It offers creative choices for verses, solos, writing rhythms, solfege, improvisation, additional sections to add to the form of the piece!

Of course, all of this comes from the student’s ideas so its totally fun for the teacher too! The book and recording Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic include a couple verses but I have had so much fun encouraging new verses, new topics for singing little solos, adding new sections.

Have a listen to students singing and accompanying on Orff instruments.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! 

For example, what happens when we sing

What color apples will you buy? (youngest students) “What kind of apples will you buy? (older students) Print or use the PowerPoint Visuals in Music Box Downloads to inspire a variety of colors for solo singing.

What apple pairing will you try?  Use the Pairing Visual in Music Box Downloads to give suggestions but encourage children to make up their own pairings.

What kind of recipe will you try? The song sings about Apple Pudding and Apple Pie but how about

apple fritters,

apple cider

apple muffins

apple crisp

apple cobbler

apple chips

apple strudel

apple sauce

This song is from the book/CD Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic! And is in the Rhythm Readers and Melody Makers lesson plans. The song is also a favorite in our Farm Songs Concert Plans.

Music Rhapsody Members have access to all of the above in the Member Area on musicrhapsody.com!

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