In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we play the Hanukah classic, Dreidel.
In "Dreidel" we…
-Play a slightly more difficult melody using call and response
-Sing the words to “Dreidel” using call and response
Dreidel Follow Up Activities
One of the follow up activities in the companion workbook is a lyric writing exercise using the three notes C, E and G.
Like previous song writing exercises, you can mimic this at home (even without a workbook) by drawing 16 colorful lines in a 4 by 4 grid. The lines should be wide, as they will be for writing lyrics!
When you draw the lines, use a crayon to make some of them red, some of them yellow, and some of them teal. If you want to structure it a bit more, add Teal-Teal-Red as your last three notes.
Then, with your learner, go through each blank line of the song and add some words. You can put one word in each line, or split up bigger words over several lines.
As an added bonus, try to make some of the words rhyme. For instance… “my dog is blue, my dog loves you, my dog has fun, un-der the sun.”
Then, try and sing your song using the bells or a piano! If you don’t have an instrument, try singing it anyway (to get the lyrics memorized), and then encourage your learner to bring the song to school so they can practice singing and playing it with the bells.
In the next lesson, we’ll play another holiday classic, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” This one will have TWO bells happening at the same time for the whole song!