ENJOY MY SONG
ENJOY MY SONG
Kids Easter Songs with sing along lyrics! Fill your heart with the joy of Easter with these fun kids Easter Songs. Have a Happy Easter. Sing or read along to this fun Easter playlist
The best seasons song for kids! Learn about Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter and Spring. What hat do you wear in each season?
Use your five senses to critically think about each season. What do you feel, taste, hear, smell and see? Download the seasons activity below and get your kids thinking!
Watch the My Hat Kids: Can you sing and dance along?
Or… Sing along to the lyrics:
Want more activities? Visit the My Hat Seasons Song Page
Valentines Day is all about sharing the LOVE!
Here is a great selection of valentines day songs for kids to sing along to. Snuggle up with your loved ones and share the joy of music🎵
1. I have a question? How much do you love me
2. Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink I Love You
3. Touch the Stars
4. Feelings, feelings
5. Hello Song
6. Riggedy jig
7. This Little Light of Mine
8. Star Wish
Draw or write ALL the things you love about someone!
Learning the elements of music has never been so fun! Learn the technical terms below:
A cappella: Music is specifically group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment.
Beat: A steady pulse
Body Percussion: Use of the body to make percussive (sounds that can play the beat or rhythm). Examples of body percussion clapping hands, stamping feet, thigh slapping, tongue clucking…
Dynamics: The varying levels of loudness or softness.
Elements of Music: The key ingredients of music e.g. beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, tone colour or timbre and dynamics.
Environmental Sounds: Found sounds that are made from anything in the natural or man-made environment that can be safely banged together, shaken, scraped, blown into, rattled, tapped e.g. pots and pans, spoons, buckets, sticks, pebbles, shells, driftwood, coconut shells, plastic bottles and fillers – split peas, rice, peppercorns, small pebbles, water.
Form: The compositional structure or structures that shape a musical work or section of a work; or a particular genre of music e.g. the symphony.
Genre: A category of music e.g. disco, jazz, hip hop, rap etc.
Graphic Notation: In which sound or music is represented by symbols e.g. shapes or lines.
Harmony: The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.
Improvisation: Is the creative activity of immediate “in the moment” musical composition, which combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique as well as spontaneous response to other musicians.
Melody: Is a memorable series of pitches. In a non-formal setting, we can just say it’s the tune of the song.
Mood: The atmosphere or feelings associated with a piece of music or song.
Notation: Is the writing down of a piece of music; or the written form itself.
Ostinato: A repeated accompaniment pattern that can be rhythmic or melodic and that is maintained throughout a section or piece. E.g. “Boom diddy boom, diddy boom boom boom”
Pentatonic Scale: is a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave e.g. C D E G A; F G A C D; G A B D E … pentatonic music is considered to be appropriate for young children due to its simplicity.
Pitch: The degree of highness or lowness in a note.
Representation: Using some form of notation to convey musical ideas or compositional intent.
Rest: Silent beat(s)
Rhythm: Short and long sounds that fit over an underlying beat.
Rhythm Pattern: Combination of long and short sounds that fit over an underlying beat.
Sound Source: Is the means by which a sound is produced e.g. an instrument, voice, environmental object, electronic device.
Tempo: The speed of the beat
Tone Colour or Timbre: The specific sound quality of a voice or instrument
Tuned Percussion: Instruments are pitched and can produce tunes or melodies e.g. piano, xylophone, glockenspiel…
Untuned Percussion: Instruments with no notes or definite pitch e.g. maracas, tambourine, bells…
It is so important when listening to music in the learning environment to understand how the music sounds, what mood it creates, what the main elements are and how they influence a song.
Below are some great questions to integrate into your music lesson plans to ask the children in the class.
1. Do you hear any instruments that you recognise?
2. Is there one main instrument?
3. Is there one sound or lots of different sounds playing at once?
4. How does the mood of the music change when lots of instruments are playing?
5. How do you think the main instrument is being played? Blown, plucked, bowed or struck?
6. Is the texture of the music thick or thin?
7. What is the ‘busiest’ part of the music?
8. Are the sounds smooth or jumpy?
9. Does the music have a melody?
10. Would the melody be easy to sing?
11. Show me with your hands when you hear a high or low sound in the melody.
12. Does the music have a clear steady beat?
13. Does the beat move in Threes? Fours?
14. Do you hear any particular rhythm patterns which keep repeating?
15. Are there parts of the music that repeats?
16. Are there clear sections in the music?
17. Can you identify when one section ends and the next begin?
18. Does the music get faster/slower, louder/softer? What mood does this create?
Asking the children about the elements of music gets them thinking more in-depth which is great for developing thinking skills. So, get singing and don’t forget to ask, ask and ask!