There are lots of Easter and Bunny/Rabbit Songs:
Compose a melody for Easter or Spring!
There's a so-mi version, a do-re-mi version and a drm sl or CDE GA version.
Easter Egg Hunt
Practice Rhythms as you go on an Easter Egg Hunt! There are 8 levels of rhythm practice. And there's a cute surprise after reading all the rhythms.
Egg Shaker Matching Game
K-1 students: Shake the egg and see if they can guess what's in it. I used an interesting variety of materials in the eggs including popcorn, rice, dried peas, small screws, tums, pennies.
Gr. 2-5 students: Give each student one egg as they come in your classroom. Have them find the matching egg by listening carefully to the sounds their egg shaker makes.
To make it easy to check if students have found their match, I marked the pairs --- but most students don't notice the markings the first time they do this. I also made a Key of what's in the eggs, because it is hard to tell!
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
|To introduce the piece in PreK-K-1 I have the children pretend they are chicks in the shell pecking their way out. It's hard work, so when the long note comes, that's when the chick is resting. View the kids demo!
After active listening, have the kids complete the listening glyph. Enjoy!
There are many great games for Easter in Musicplay! Here are notes on just a few of them:
Find the Easter Basket
|If you use the interactive Beat and Rhythm activities for Find the Easter Basket, you'll see that our team has now created a menu for the activities.
Now you can jump right to the activity that you want to do with the students.
The new Beat Chart (activity 2) is new. Turn "off" the beats you want children to put "in their heads" and they sing out loud only for the beats that are "on." Developing audiation is fun!!!