Name Games in MPO include - search these in the song search bar
Cookie Jar Chant - K
- Hickety Tickety - K
- Chickamy - K
- Cuckoo - 1 (guessing game, also good for assessing pitch matching)
- Number Concentration - 3
- Jolly Jolly Rhythm - 4 (a teacher posted on FB that she'd changed to Let's Get the Be-eat, the jolly jolly beat.). Thought that was a great suggestion
- Concentration - Gr. 5
Music Room Rules
- Have the students read the rhythms.
- Read the words in rhythm. (Or teach by rote if students are not good readers) (body percussion is noted at the top of the system)
- Teach the students the suggested body percussion to go with measures one and two. When the students are confident with that, teach measures 3-4:
Make good choi-ces . Always be responsible
stomp stomp stomp stomp . pat-pat pat-pat pat-pat pat
Use good manners be nice and be kind
clap clap clap clap, snap snap, snap-snap snap .
Measures 5-6: Speak when you're called on, always put your hand up.
stomp pat-pat pat pat .clap-clap clap-clap clap snap
Measures 7-8: In the music room always try your best!
clap clap clap-clap clap . pat-pat pat-pat pat
Practice until the students have learned the entire chant, and are able to perform it without your assistance.
Care for the instruments and all of the equipment isn't in the chant.
- Have the students create body percussion for
Care for the instruments and all of the equipment.
Chant the phrase 4 times, giving the students the opportunity to create body percussion with the phrase that will work. Invite students to share their work, and have the whole class learn it. This phrase can be either an introduction or an ostinato. In performance, the words to the rules will be heard better if it's used as an introduction.
- Decide on a form for performance
- Say the introduction 2x
- perform chant with words only
- perform chant with body percussion only
- perform chant with words and body percusion
You could transfer body percussion to either non-pitched percussion or to bucket drums. One of our Musicplay teachers, Richard Folts, created a melody and piano acc. for it and taught his students the song.
Posters of Music Rules are available to download (or ship/print)