Give Thanks | Echo Song for Orff, Movement, Ukulele, Scarves

Pull out this versatile echo song for primary students that’s about appreciation, thanksgiving, and thankfulness in November or for other celebrations throughout the year. A simple Orff arrangement, one-chord C ukulele part, scarf activities, and movement will make this a great concert piece or SEL activity in the classroom.

Give Thanks is available as a single resource or part of this Thanksgiving Bundle!

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day curriculum can be simple in-class lessons to all-school programs with songs, guests, speeches, decorations, and displays of patriotism everywhere in the school! Let’s outline some of those activities.

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CANVA Bi-Fold Editable Program Template

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America, The Beautiful

This iconic song of America teaches students so much about patriotism and love of country. This song is a part of many Veterans Day programs and other national events.

Here is a blog post with many teaching ideas and a free coloring sheet to help teach the song through art and literacy.

Armed Forces Medley

Good arrangements are REALLY hard to find. Here are four that might work for you.

Here are active links to Music K-8 and JW Pepper listed below!

Program Template

Music Ideas

Poetry & Narration

Posting and Retiring of Colors

Other Considerations


America the Beautiful

One of the top ten songs EVERY child should learn to sing.

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Lyrics-Ukulele music-Performance options-TpT Link to an America the beautiful presentation-Free coloring page download, Great video examples of the song

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