Singing Fun and Games!

 Singing Fun and Games Cover

This is a portion from Singing Fun and Games! Get ready to infuse your music classes with excitement and engagement! Discover more ideas in Artie Almeida's book


Singing Fun and Games!

 Today I am excited to share some information on Singing Fun and Games! by my good friend, Artie Almeida. This is the first book that she has published with Themes and Variations and in here you will find many of your favorite activities that she has presented in workshops over the years.
The lessons are divided into five categories:
1. Action Songs
2. Songs with Props
3. Audiation songs
4. Echo Songs
5. Singing Games
Action songs include Chester, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - where you stand up and sit down - and a really fun version of Allison's Camel that my students love. Songs with props include Chumbara with the syllables drawn from bags, and Five Green and Speckled Frogs with the jumping frogs. She has audiation songs to help your training, echo songs, and great singing games such as Seven Steps, which is unique. She's always sang these songs but now you have recordings of them along with beautiful visuals in the downloadable materials for this book. 

Each Lesson Includes

Lesson Structure: READY . . . SET . . . GO!

This in-depth lesson organization will prepare you for success in each class.

READY . . . (Targets)

This section details the learning targets, specific concepts to be addressed, vocabulary to be introduced, or reinforced, and lesson outcomes.

SET . . . (Stuff you’re gonna need!)

  • A list of materials and equipment needed
  • The Visuals needed for lesson support, which are available to you as downloads. Our artist Lana has done a fabulous job at preparing motivational and child-appealing visuals for the lessons. (Never underestimate the power of a good visual!)
  • Recordings for all songs: Our arranger Walter Jack has provided very creative, child-appropriate and fun tracks for the songs in this collection!
  • Photographs to help you see what this lesson will look like in your classroom: My niece, Katie Grace Miller, who facilitated a day for me to go to her music room, where she took photographs of her students demonstrating the songs in the book!
  • Interest Igniters like props and manipulatives you might wish to use are included in many lessons.
  • Suggestions to prepare your teaching space and materials to ensure a smooth lesson flow, making it more likely you can meet all your goals. (My thoughts are with you if you have the extreme challenge of traveling from room to room to teach!)

GO! . . . (Instructional Sequence)

  • Lesson Hooks to draw students in
  • Step-by-step, in-depth instructional suggestions
  • Plans that are scaffolded well, in order to use the children’s time wisely. This is especially important since so many music teachers see the students infrequently.
  • Plans that strive to address a variety of “paths to learning” for your students


You can find a sample of this book here: Singing Fun and Games! Start incorporating some of these songs in your classroom today!

Singing Fun and Games Cover

This is a portion from Singing Fun and Games! Get ready to infuse your music classes with excitement and engagement! Discover more ideas in Artie Almeida's book!


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