Are you ready to add
barred instruments to classic songs and games? This All Around the Buttercup resource includes an easy Orff arrangement that is taught with body percussion, speech, and great visuals. It includes the classic game and a new one or two with some fun twists. Buttercup is a wonderful song to teach quarter notes and rests and eighth note pairs, as well as so, mi, re, do patterns.
There’s something for kids grades K-3. K and 1st can play a bordun and 2nd and 3rd can add on the melody and a super FUN ostinato.
All ages can play the
classic game as well as some NEW versions to kick it up a notch!
With a so-mi-re-do, many teachers use this song to present “re” to their students.
It’s a beautiful example to our youngest students to hear one sound, two sounds, or NO sounds on a beat!
This low prep resource hands you a couple or MANY lessons, READY to teach!
PS: I added a 2nd and 3rd verse in case you want to lengthen it for a performance!
engaging ways for your students to play BARRED INSTRUMENTS with a NEW easy-to-teach rhyme melody and Orff arrangement, that goes with the CLASSIC song Bounce High Bounce Low.
This song is perfect for you to prepare, present, or practice “la” with its so, la, so, mi pattern as well as for you to teach quarter and paired eighth notes.
The new rhyme extends the learning into a beautiful ternary ABA form and is part of this practically no-prep, multi-lesson resource.
The resource includes:
A presentation in both PPT and Google Slides versions
A VIDEO of the song arrangement in both presentation formats
A PDF copy of the sheet music
Not enough barred instruments? On the bordun, use Boomwhackers or ukuleles. On the melody, use melody bells or Boomwhackers.
❤️❤️❤️ The ukulele part can be played using a C6 chord-ALL OPEN STRINGS!
Check it out!
PS. There’s a wonderful call & response creative activity that incorporates rhyming, geography, and music terms! WHAT? Yep, SO fun!
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You can now sing, do the motions, and PLAY this Irish favorite,
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