In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we continue our work with Mi, Sol, and La by playing Lucy Locket. We practice the songs using note names, colors, and hand signs on a simplified treble clef.
In "Lucy Locket" we…
-Warm up the melody using the Solfege Hand-Signs
-Practice our bells while singing using the colors and letter names
-Sing along while reading the lyrics to “Lucy Locket”
Lucy Locket Follow Up Activities
Musical Steps and Skips
We’re going to get more into musical steps and skips in Primary Prodigies; for now, you can create fun visual for your learners by placing your bells on a staircase.
Note: you can use either a full-sized staircase or a smaller book-made staircase.
Set up the Number 3 bell on the bottom of your staircase. Then leave the next stair up blank (where the Number 4 bell would go). Place the 5 Bell on the next stair and the 6 Bell on the following stair.
You can demonstrate by pointing to the bells, or you can have some fun and even play them with a stuffed animal. Either way, you want to use the visual of the staircase to facilitate a conversation about the bells.
Some questions you can ask are…
Which two notes are closest together?
Which two notes are the furthest apart?
Which color bell is missing?
You can also have your students repeat after you with some call and response, while pointing out the notes as you go. The staircase provides a very clear image for children and it will help facilitate further learning about musical steps and musical skips.
Next week, we will continue our practice with Mi, Sol, and La by learning an older tune called “Acka Backa.”