In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we wrap up our work with Mi, Sol, and La by playing “Bye Bye Baby Bunting.”
In"Bye Bye Baby Bunting" we...
-Sing a quicker paced melody with the Solfege Hand-Signs
-Play our bells while singing about the numbers (two times through)
-Read the lyrics and song along with “Bye Bye Baby Bunting”
Bye Bye Baby Bunting Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 5 workbook, you’ll find some simple sheet music for Bye Bye Baby Bunting, as well as a song called Wolf (We are Dancing), a “Wrong Note” Game, and some cut-outs for Hand-Sign Memory.
This game is just like the traditional memory except with hand signs so your learner can get a different association with our visual vocabulary. Cut out two of every hand sign and place them all upside-down on the ground. Each turn begins by flipping one card. When you flip a second card if it matches your first card, you pull the pair aside and go again. If they don’t match, place them both back in the same place you picked them up from and start a new turn.
Occasionally playing non-musical games (like memory or “Duck Duck Goose”) is a fun and easy way to change of pace of your class. Music time should be a major highlight of your learner’s week, so if it means the occasional diversion, it’s worth it to keep it fun, fresh and exciting for them.
If you’re using Preschool Prodigies, you’re probably at the very beginning of your child’s musical journey.
Keep in mind that playing an instrument is a life long process, and as a parent or teacher, it’s your job to start that journey off on as many of the right notes as you can.
So if you’re afraid of taking a little time out to have some fun, play a memory game, or get whacky and sing some personal favorites with your class, just remember that by making your child’s music time a fun, safe and happy environment, you’re setting them up for all kinds of successes, musical and beyond.
In the next lesson, we will move on to Chapter 6, but don’t forget to play everyone’s favorite listening game with everyone’s favorite host: T-Rex at the end of Chapter 5. These listening games are a great way to cement the pitch and presentation of the topics we’ve covered.