In Kindergarten Music, we spend a lot of time in the beginning of the year exploring things. We explore our voices and how they work--we've learned about our singing voice, our speaking voice, our whisper voice, and our shouting voice.
We also get the chance to explore instruments. One of my favorite ways to do this in music class is through what I call a "sound story"--taking a story, whether new or familiar, and adding sounds to it in a fun way.
This week in Kindergarten music, we read the story "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" by Linda Williams.
This story is perfect to add instruments to--it's a beloved story that the kids know, and it's very repetitive (perfect for getting LOTS of chances to play those instruments!) I love that this kind of activity exposes kids to literature, incorporates playing instruments, uses the natural sequence of the story and helps develop their listening (so they know when they play!)
Check out a video of one of the kinder classes during this activity:
About Miss Hoop
My name is Meghan Hoop and I am a K-12 certified music educator. I love teaching at Marshall Elementary, where I get to make music with DK-4th graders every day!
Miss Hoop, as drawn by one of her former 5th graders. :)