In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we learn our very first popular melody, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
In "Mary Had a Little Lamb" we…
-Play an easy melody first by using the colors, and then with Do, Re, and Mi
-Play a song starting on Mi (as opposed to Do)
-Review the Solfege hand-signs we learned in last weeks lesson
Mary Had a Little Lamb Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 4 workbook, you’ll find some simple sheet music for Mary had a Little Lamb, some music matching activities and a song writing section.
Mary Had a Little Lamb has been a popular song for generations because it’s a great reference for the first three notes of the scale, C, D, E.
Using the PsP Printable Elements (or small pieces of colored paper), you can arrange a new song of your very own using Do, Re Mi. If you arrange a new song, help your learner play through it by pointing at a nice steady pace to each note in their song.
And if you want to take things even further, get a jump start on playing some Do Re Mi listening games!
You can also ask your child some questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
Do you remember the words to sing Mary had a little lamb?
What are the number names for Do, Re, Mi?
What are the colors for Do, De, Mi?
In the next lesson, we’ll use Do, Re, & Mi to play another beginner melody, Hot Cross Buns.