Sol-Fa General game rules: We do not run inside. Instead, we “walk with a purpose.” Boys pick girls and girls pick boys. If a boy points to another boy in the circle, go to the nearest girl who has not had a turn. Books



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www.folkinfo.org is a folk song database with simple sheet music.

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Sol-Fa
General game rules: We do not run inside. Instead, we “walk with a purpose.” Boys pick girls and girls pick boys. If a boy points to another boy in the circle, go to the nearest girl who has not had a turn.
Books: There is a series of picture books by Stuart Manins which go over sol, mi, la, do, and a little bit with re. It is the So Me picture book series and comes with a CD. It is sold on-line through shop.musicplaytext.ihoststores.com/

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Sol-mi (so me) = door bell

Counting Song

One, two, buckle my shoe

S m s s s m

Three four, shut the door


Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, Ten, begin again.

Cherry Pie
My, My, Me –Oh- My! How I love my Cherry Pie

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S M S S M S S M M S S M
Game: Children are in a circle. One person in the middle spins as children sing. Child in middle stops spinning and points to someone who supplies the type of pie and is then the new person in the middle. Variations: Child in the middle chooses pie and action for all to do as he/she spins in the circle.

Old Mother Witch

Variation “Witch Witch” available from “Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

Old Mother Witch. Fell in a ditch. Picked up a penny and thought she was rich.

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S M M S S MM S S MM S S M S M M S
Are you my children? Yes, Ma’am. Are you my children? Yes, Ma’am.

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S M M S M S M S M M S M S M
Are you my children? No, you old witch!

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S M M S M (Clap)

(Alternate words: Instead of “fell in a ditch” you could sing “couldn’t sew a stitch.”)


Old Mother Brown (Students take turns being Old Mother or Old Father Brown and pantomime how they would travel.) See So-Me books by Stuart Manns.
Old Mother Brown

S MM S
Had to go to Town

SS MM S
Missed the bus although she ran so has to go as best she can.

SS MM SS MM SS MM SS M


Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, wham!

X X X X X


Little Tommy Brown Mouse (Mouse faces board and closes eyes, cat is behind. Mouse must guess who the cat is)
Little Tommy Brown Mouse

Ss mm s m


Lives in a Little House

S mm ss m


Someone’s knocking. “Me –oh-my”

Ss mm ss m


Mouse: “Who is Knocking?”

Ss mm
Cat: “It is I?”

Ss m
See Saw (Squat down and stand up to visual pitch)

See Saw, Up and Down

S m ss m
In the sky and on the ground.

Ss mm ss m



Sol –Mi –La (Na, na, na, na, na)
Giant Can’t Catch Me (The giant lies on the floor and the other children sing as they try to get close to the sleeping giant without being caught.)

Giant can’t catch me.

Ss ml s m
Bernie Bee (Duck, duck, goose game – Everyone pats the beat)

Bernie Bee, bumble bee

Ss m ss m
Tell me when your wedding be

Ss mm ss m

If it be tomorrow day

Ss ll ss m

Take your wings and fly away

Ss ll ss m



Doggie Doggie

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com


Variation: Upstairs, Downstairs, By the telephone. Wake up Doggie, Find your bone.

Variation: Guess who? Maybe you. Maybe the monkeys in the zoo. Wake up Doggie, Find your bone.


Doggie Doggie

SS MM
Where’s your bone?

SS M
Someone stole it from your home.

SS ML SS M


Who stole your bone?

S ML S M
Who stole your bone?

S ML S M
Child: Ruff! Ruff!
Did you steal my bone?

SS ML S M


No, I didn’t.

S ML SM
Did you steal my bone?

SS ML S M
Yes, I did.

S ML SM


Oliver Twist

Variation: “Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

The child chosen as Oliver Twist must pick an action which all of the children copy until the part where it says “Touch your knees, touch your toes, clap your hands and around you go.” At that part the student follow the words by touching their knees, etc.
O-liv-er Twist you can’t do this

SSS M MS SM


So what’s the use in try-ing?

MS SL L S M


Touch your knees. Touch your toes.

SS M SS M


Clap your hands and around you go.

SS MMLS S M


Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake

S MM S M
Huckleberry Fin

SS LL S
When you hear your birthday

SS MM S M


Please jump in

S L S
January XX, February XX, March XX, April XX, May XX, June XX, July XX, August XX, September XX, October XX, November XX, December XX.


Strawberry Shortcake

S MM S M
Huckleberry Fin

SS LL S
We heard our birthdays

S MM S M


And all jumped in.

M S S M

No Robbers Out Today

Sol-Mi variation: “Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

No robbers out to-day

S ML SS M


No robbers out to-day

S ML SS M


We are singing on our way for

SS MM SS MM


There’s no robbers out today.

SS ML SS M


We are Dancing in the Forest

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We are dancing in the forest

SS LL SS MM


While the wolf is far away

SS LL SS M


Who knows what will happen to us

SS LL SS MM


If he finds us at our play.

SS LL SS M


Wolf are you coming?

S ML S M
Wolf are you coming?

S ML S M
Wolf: No, I’m watching T.V.

SS ML S M


Wolf: Yes, I am coming.

S ML S M


Sol – Mi – Do

Mouse, Mousie

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Alternate game: Play like duck duck goose.
Mouse, Mousie

S MD
In the housie

SS MD
Hurry, hurry do.

S D DD D
Or the kitty

SS MD
In the housie

SS MD
Will be chasing you.

S D DD D

Run!
Frog in the Middle

Variation: “Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com
Frog in the middle

S SS M M
Frog in the sea

S SS M
Frog in the middle

S SS M M
Can’t catch me.

D D D
Mr. Potato Head

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One potato, two potato, three potato four

Ss mm ss mm ss mm s


Poor Mr. Potato Head, he fell onto the floor.

SS mm ss mm ss mm d

Five potato, six potato, seven potato, eight

Ss mm ss mm ss mm s

Put him back together now I just can’t wait.

SS mm ss mm s m d

Teacher: Who has his eyes?

S mm s m
Student: I have his eyes.

S mm s m
Teacher: Who has his ears?

S mm s m
Student: I have his ears.

S mm s m
Teacher: Who has his nose?

S mm s m
Student: I have his nose.

S mm s m

Do – Re – Mi

Seven Up (song for the game)

Put Heads Down

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M r d rest


Don’t Look a-round

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M r r d rest
Choosers shouldn’t make a sound

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D d r r m r d rest

Closet Key (Hotter/Colder game)
I have lost the closet key

Dd mm dd m


In my lady’s garden

Dd mm r d


I have lost the closet key

Dd mm dd m

In my lady’s garden

Dd mm r d



Long-Legged Sailor (Not a game, but a fun song)

Do-Re-Mi-Sol

Bought me a Cat (Not a game, but a fun song)
Let Us Chase the Squirrel (Duck, duck, goose game but child drops acorn in the lap of the child who is “it.”)

Variation: Musical chairs (the chairs are their trees or have two children in an arch London Bridges style and that is the tree.)

Variation: Squirrel trap (London Bridges style)

Variation: As children travel under the “bridge” they form a bridge next to the first until a traveling tunnel appears.
Let us chase the squirrel

Dd rr m s


Up the hick-ry, down the hick-ry

Dd rr mm rr


Let us chase the squirrel

Dd rr m s


Up the hick-ry tree

Dd rr d

Scotland’s Burning (Actions with sol-fa)

State Songbook

Denise Gagne MP3 downloads from Amazon.com


Do- Re-Mi-Sol-La
“My Paddle” and “Land of the Silver Birch” are partner songs. See Denise Gagne MP3 downloads from Amazon.com

Button You Must Wander (Pass the button)

Button you must wander, wander, wander

Dd dr m s r s m d
Button you must wander, everywhere

Dd dr m s r s d rest


Bright eyes will find you, Sharp eyes will find you

L ll s d l ll s d


Button you must wander, everywhere.

Dd dr m s r s d(half note)


Sight Singing book

Sight Sing a Song Set 1: Keys of C and F – Hal Leonard


Action Songs
Eensy Weensy Spider
My Aunt Came Back

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

State Songbook/CD
An Austrian Went Yodeling

Wee Sing Silly Songs

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

Hokey Pokey

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

Itunes also has a version I like.


Topnotcher

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

Wee Sing Silly Songs
Button Factory

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com


Johnny One Hammer

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com


Bingo

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com



Mamalisa.com (MP3, Midi)

State Songbook/CD



Sheetzbox.com under “For Kids”

Tony Chestnut

“Singing Games Children Love” Mp3 downloads from Amazon.com

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Mamalisa.com (MP3)
Five Little Ducks

Mamalisa.com (MP3)
My Hat it Has Three Corners (Good for learning to sing in your head)

Mamalisa.com (Midi)
Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Sheetzbox.com under “For Kids”
She’ll Be Comin’ Around the Mountain

Mamalisa.com (Midi)

Pianomz.com under “Free folk music”

Wheels on the Bus



Mamalisa.com (Midi)
London Bridge is Falling Down
On Top of Spaghetti (Add actions)

Pitch

Stories (Use high, medium, and low voices)

3 Little Pigs

3 Little Monkeys

3 Bears

3 Billy Goats Gruff


Mountaintop Monster
One, Two, Three, Four, Five (Chant instead of sing)

One, two, three, four, five

Once I caught a fish alive.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten

Then I threw him back again.

Why did you let him go (low voice)

Because he bit my finger so (high voice)

Which finger did he bite? (low voice)

This little finger on the right. (high voice)

Grandma’s Glasses

(High voice) These are grandma’s glasses. This is grandma’s hat. This is the way she folds her hands and puts them in her lap.

(Low voice) These are grandpa’s glasses. This is grandpa’s hat. This is the way he folds his arms, and then he takes a nap. (snore)

Echo Songs (Teaching Pitch)

My Aunt Came Back

Green Grass Grows All Around

Chop Monster

Sippin’ Cider

The prettiest girl (echo)

I ever saw (echo)

Was sippin' cider (echo)
Through a straw (echo)

(all together) The prettiest girl I ever saw, was sippin' cider through a straw.

I asked her if (echo)
She'd teach me how (echo)
To sip some cider (echo)
Through a straw (echo)

(all together) I asked her if she'd teach me how, to sip some cider through a straw.

First cheek to cheek (echo)
Then jaw to jaw (echo)
We sipped that cider (echo)
Through that straw (echo)

(all together) First cheek to cheek thrn jaw to jaw, we sipped that cider through that straw.

And now and then (echo)
That straw did slip (echo)
And we'd sip cider (echo)
Lip to lip (echo)

(all together) And now and then that straw did slip, and we'd sip cider lip to lip.

Now 49 kids (echo)
All call me "pa" (echo)
From sippin' cider (echo)
Through a straw (echo)

(all together) Now 49 kids all call me "pa", From sippin' cider through a straw.

The moral of (echo)
This story is (echo)
Don't you sip cider (echo)
From a straw (echo)

(all together) The moral of this story is, don’t you sip cider from a straw.



THE LITTLEST WORM (same tune)
The littlest worm (ECHO)
I ever saw(ECHO)
Was stuck inside(ECHO)
My soda straw! (ECHO)(repeat all LINES together)

He said to me


Don't take a sip
For if you do
I'll surely flip! (repeat)

I took a sip


And he went down
All through my pipes
He surely drowned! (repeat)

He was my pal


He was my friend
But now he's gone
And that's the end! (repeat)

Now don't you fret


Now don't you fear
That little worm

Had scuba gear (repeat)


Bear Song or Out in the Woods (same tune)

The other day (echo)


I met a bear
Out in the woods
A way out there
(repeat all together)The other day I met a bear, out in the woods a way out there.

He looked at me


I looked at him
He sized up me
I sized up him
(repeat)He looked at me , I looked at him, he sized up me I sized up him.

He says to me


Why don't you run?
I see you ain't
got any gun
(repeat)He says to me ,"Why don't you run? ,I see you ain't got any gun.

And so I ran


Away from there
But right behind
Me was the bear
(repeat)And so I ran away from there, but right behind me was that bear.

In front of me


there was a tree
A great big tree
Oh glory be
(repeat)In front of me there was a tree, a great big tree oh glory be.

The lowest branch


was 10 feet up
I'd have to jump
and trust my luck
(repat)The lowest branch was 10 feet up I'd have to jump and trust my luck.

And so I jumped


into the air
But I missed that branch
Away up there
(repeat)And so I jumped into the air, but I missed that branch away up there.

Now don't you fret


Nor don't you frown
Cause I caught the branch
On the way back DOWN
(repeat)Now don't you fret,nor don't you frown cause I caught that branch on the way back down.

That's all there is


There ain't no more
Unless I meet
That bear once more
(repeat)That's all there is,there ain't no more. Unless I meet that bear once more.

Oh, You Can’t Get to Heaven


www.boyscouttrail.com has an extended version of the song.

Boom Chicka Boom (Chant/Rap)
I said a Boom Chicka Boom (kids repeat)

I said a Boom Chicka Boom (kids repeat)

I said a Boom Chicka Rocka Chicka Rocka Chicka Boom (kids repeat)

Uh-huh (kids repeat)

Oh yeah (kids repeat)

One more time (kids repeat)

But _____________ (fill in the blank with forte, piano, allegro, largo, staccato, legato, fermata, retard, crescendo, decrescendo, higher, lower, etc.)
Flea Repeat Song

Flea!
Flea Fly!


Flea Fly Flo!
Eenie, meenie, decimeenie, oo wall a wall a meenie!
Ex a meenie, zoll a meenie, oo wall a wall!
Beep billy ott in dotten oh bo ba beaten dotten shh!

Flea!
Flea fly!


Flea fly flow!
Kumalata kumalata kumalata veeslay!
Oh, no no no, not the veeslay.
Ich a mini, satch a mini, oo walla walla mini.
Des a mini, satch a mini, oo walla wall.
A beat billy oaten bobin obo a boatin bobin obo a boatin bobin boatin bobin boatin bobin boatin bobin sssshhh...

Flea!
Flea Fly!


Flea Fly Flo!
Vista
Coo-ma-la, Coo-ma-la, Coo-ma-la Vista
Oh no-no, no, not the vista
Eenie, meenie, decimeenie, oo walla walla meenie!
Ex a meenie, zoll a meenie, oo walla wall!
Beep billy ott in dotten oh bo ba beaten dotten shh!

Inner Hearing

Radio game

My Hat It Has Three Corners

Bingo


Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (take away a body part each time)

John Brown’s Baby




Dynamics
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (or Smith)

Wee Sing Silly Songs



Pianomz.com under “Free folk music”
Rabbit Ain’t Got No Tail At All

Wee Sing Silly Songs


Tarzan of the Apes

Tempo

Do Your Ears Hang Low

Wee Sing MP3 download from Amazon.com



Mamalisa.com (MP3)
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Mamalisa.com
Michael Finnagan

Wee Sing Silly Songs



Pianomz.com under free folk music

Wallie Acha (Variation: Waddley Acha)

Wallie ah cha wally ah cha


Doodly do doodly do
wally ah cha wally ah cha
Doodly do doodly do
Simplest thing, there ain’t nothin’ to it
All you gotta do is doodly do it
I like the best part, the part I like best is the
Doodly doodly do, hey!
Sally Go Round the Sun

Music Appreciation

Beethoven’s Wig CDs

Classical Music – Fantastia

Jazz – video clips

Musical theater/Opera – video clips

Peter and the Wolf – cd and dvd

Carnival of the Animals

Listening exercises by Denise Gagne

William Tell Book

Round Songs (Beginning Harmony)
Are You Sleeping

Mamalisa.com (MP3)

Pianomz.com under “Free folk music”
Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Mamalisa.com (Midi)

Pianomz.com under “Free folk music”

Sheetzbox.com under “For Kids”
Scotland’s Burning

State Songbook/CD

(Other versions are London’s Burning or Camp Fire’s Burning)

Kookaburra

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree

Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh Kookaburra, laugh Kookaburra
Gay your life must be
My Paddle’s Keen and Bright/ Land of the Silver Birch
One Finger, One Thumb
Three Blind Mice

State Songbook/CD

Game: This is a chase game. Split the class into two teams - mice and farmer's wives. The mice have ribbons or scarves tucked into the back of their shorts. The children spread out and on the command 'Chop off their tails!' the farmer's wives try to grab as many tails as they can.
**** Note: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “Three Blind Mice,” and “Are You Sleeping” can be partner songs.

A Ram Sam Sam

State Songbook/CD

(Variation: Pizza Hut Song)

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A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam


Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A rafi, a rafi, guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A rafi, a rafi, guli guli guli guli guli ram sam sam
A Pizza Hut

A Pizza Hut (circle and tent with hands)

A Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut (flap wings)

MacDonalds, MacDonalds (arches)

A Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut
A Burger King, A Burger King (crown)

A Taco Bell and a Burger King (head moves side to side like a bell)

McDonalds, Mcdonalds

A Taco Bell and a Burger King


A Dairy Queen, a Dairy Queen (pretend to milk a cow)

A Long John silvers and a Dairy Queen (patch over eye, lift leg for peg leg)

McDonalds, McDonalds

A Long John Silvers and a Dairy Queen


Old Joe Clark (Partner Song)


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Camp songs

http://www.ultimatecampresource.com has many camp songs to jog your memory.

One Bottle of Pop

Wind and the Willows
I’m a Little Piece of Tin

I'm a little piece of tin


Nobody knows what shape I'm in
Got four wheels and a running board
I'm not a Chevy and I'm not a Ford
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep
Honk, honk, rattle, rattle, rattle, crash, beep, beep
Rufus Rustus Johnson Brown/ C-H-I-C-K-E-N

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Why Shouldn’t My Car

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Barges

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Fungu Alafia

Beat/Rhythm

Rhythm Sticks

Boomwhackers/Bells

Rhythm Band Instruments

Body percussion

Rhythm Dice

Rhythm cards

Rhythm spinner

Clapping games
Other Instruments

Autoharp


Tone Ladder

Drum


Ukuleles

Bells


Boomwhackers

Recorder


www.8notescom has free recorder music for more advanced students
www.musick8.com has recorder music for sale. The M.C. Handel series has music that the kids really like and it is reproducible.
Denise Gagne MP3 downloads from Amazon.com has many recorder pieces.

Piano

www.pitt.edu~deben has free piano music

www.8notes.com has free piano music
www.music-for-music-teachers.com has free beginning and middle C music (including “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and “Old Joe Clark”). Also a good source for holiday music.
Books

Jazz Fly


Freddie the Frog series

Maestro Mouse

There was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly (and variations)

There was a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello

Puff the Magic Dragon

So Me books

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

If You’re Happy and You Know It (Jungle Addition)

Opera Cat

Make Your Own Books



Music Teacher From the Black Lagoon

Mole Music




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