In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we continue our work with Mi, Sol and La by playing the popular children’s rhyme, “Doggie Doggie, Where’s Your Bone?”
In "Doggie Doggie, Where’s Your Bone" we…
-Sing the melody with the Solfege Hand-Signs, with the colors, and with letter name
-Play a slower melody to make our Mi Sol La work progressively more difficult
-Read the lyrics to the song as we sing along
Doggie Doggie Where's Your Bone Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 5 workbook, you’ll find some simple sheet music for Doggie Doggie Where’s My Bone, a song called Bounce High, Bounce Low, and some coloring and pattern games.
Doggie, Doggie, Where’s Your Bone Game!
Similar to “London Bridge is Falling Down,” you can mix the musical nature of this game with the movement version. In other words, you can play the classic game of “Doggie, Doggie, Where’s Your Bone?” but you can have one (or more) learners actually play the bells as they sing the rhyme. You can tell your learners that…
Today we’re going to play a game called “Doggie, Doggie, Where’s Your Bone?” First, we’ll all sit in a circle. Then, I’m going to pick someone to be the Doggie, and the Doggie is going to turn around and close their eyes. Then, I’m going to secretly and quietly give somebody in the circle the bone to hide.
When the Doggies opens their eyes, they will look around and see if they know who has their bone. If they need help, they can play “Who Has My Bo-ne” on the notes Sol, Mi La Sol, Mi. Once they play that, the person holding the bone has to reveal the bones. Then, like duck duck goose, the Doggie will try to catch the person with the bone before they can get back into an empty spot.
Don’t forget the colors and numbers to reinforce the other names for the three notes we’re playing this week, too: E/3, G/5, and A/6, or Yellow, Teal, and Purple.
In the next lesson, we’ll continue our work with Mi, Sol, and La as we sing and play the popular kid’s song “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.”