20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method

20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
20 Assorted Singing Games Collection 3 Resources Supporting the Kodály Method
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20 ASSORTED SINGING GAMES FOR TEACHING WITH THE KODÁLY METHOD – COLLECTION 3

This is a set of 20 Assorted Singing Games that come with an analysis. Songs include:
- 5 circle singing games
- 2 double circle singing games
- 3 partner singing games
- 1 double partner singing game
- 2 line singing games
- 2 dances
- 1 rhythmic improvisation singing game
- 4 word and/or action improvisation singing games
- 1 ball singing game

More singing games are also included in my ‘20 Assorted Singing Games for Teaching with the Kodály Method’ Collections 1 and 2.

These resources and more are also available on MySongFile.com

Circle Games
OBWISANA (Suitable for Middle Primary – Lower Secondary students)
• This popular circle game is a great song for practising beat with older beginners.
• One translation for this song is 'I just hit my fingers on a rock, grandma'.
• This song can be used to teach the melodic element 'fa'.
• Can teach older beginners the rhythmic element 'sa' (quarter note rest) with this song.

CHARLIE OVER THE OCEAN (Suitable for lower-mid primary, however, upper primary-lower secondary students still love this one!)
This is a fun circle, running (or fast walking) song that is a favourite of many of my students.
It's also great for:
• Teaching the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
• Teaching the easier rhythmic elements in 6/8 such as 'ti-ti-ti'; 'tum' and 'ta ti'.

WE ARE DANCING (Great for Lower Primary)
• Kids love playing ‘We are Dancing in the Forest’. It's a fun singing game that involves some running (or fast walking if played inside!) and chasing.
• This song is useful for teaching the melodic element ‘la’.
• Containing only the rhythms ‘ta’ and ‘ti-ti’ this song can be used for preparing and practising these elements.

JUMP JUMP JOSIE (Early Childhood to Middle Primary)
This song is fantastic for:
• Teaching 'low la' and 'low so'.
• Teaching the rhythmic element 'too'.
• Jumping on the beat.
• Including the whole class in a game within a short amount of time!

PASS THE PRESENT ON (Early Childhood to Lower Secondary)
• This singing game is a great way to relax and have fun at the end of a year.
• You can use the direction cards provided, or print off the template to create your own directions.
• The song has a relaxed, swung rhythm.


Double Circle
DOWN CAME A LADY (Lower Primary to Lower Secondary)
• This is a fun, improvising game that is played in a circle. As the game progresses, a second circle is formed.
• This song can be used to teach the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
• The rhythmic element 'sa' (rest) can be prepared and practised with this song.
• This song can be used with older beginners to name the rhythmic element 'sa'.


CHICKEN IN THE FENCEPOST (Middle Primary to Lower Secondary)
• This is a fun game that is played in a double circle.
• This song can be used to teach the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
• The rhythmic element 'sa' (rest) can be prepared and practised with this song.
• This song can be used with older beginners to name the rhythmic element 'sa'.


Partner
STODOLA PUMPA (Upper Primary to Lower Secondary)
This simple, fun and effective clapping game is fantastic for:
• working with the rhythmic element 'tika-ti'.
• preparing and practising the melodic element 'low ti'.

OLD JOE CLARK (Middle Primary to Upper Secondary)
• ‘Old Joe Clark’ is a fantastic song for teaching Mixolydian mode.
• This song can also be used to prepare and practise the rhythm ‘ti-tika’.

NUTS IN MAY (Lower Primary to Lower Secondary)
• ‘Nuts in May' is sung to the tune of 'Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush'.
• A great song for teaching compound time.
• An effective song for preparing and practising the melodic element 'low ti'.


Double Partner
WEAV’LY WHEAT (Middle Primary to Lower Secondary)
This is a FANTASTIC singing game done in groups of four.
The song can be used for:
• Teaching the rhythmic element 'tika-ti'.
• Working with the rhythmic element 'syncopa'.
• Working with the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
• Revising 5 times tables!!
• Practising beat.
I have competitions in my classes to see which group of four can most accurately keep the beat while layering their hands and taking their hands off. The kids LOVE the competition!


Line
STOOPING ON THE WINDOW (Lower Primary to Lower Secondary)
• 'Stooping On The Window' is a fun song with an easy melody. Students love to 'wind' themselves into a circle and 'unwind' themselves into a line.
• A useful song for practising the melodic element 'low la'.
• A great song to practise singing the tonic triad - 'd-m-s'.
• An effective song to practise swapping between speaking and singing voices.

OLD MISTER RABBIT (Early Childhood to Middle Primary)
This fun line game can be used to practise:
• The melodic element 'low la'.
• The rhythmic element 'sa'.


Dance
AMASEE (Middle Primary to Lower Secondary)
This fun line dance is useful for:
• Preparing and practising the rhythmic elements 'ta' and 'ti-ti' with older beginners.
• Later practise of 'low la'.

AMASEE (Traditional) (Middle Primary to Lower Secondary) – Bonus Version!
This version of the American line dance is great for:
• Practise keeping a strong beat when the rhythm is syncopated.
• Practising the melodic element 'low la'.
• Advanced practise of the rhythmic element 'tie'.


ILIE MOU (Upper Primary to Upper Secondary)
• ‘Ilie Mou’ is a traditional Greek dance with a 7/8 time signature.
• Suggested dance moves are available with the sheet music to help students gain a feel for this irregular time signature.
• The melodic elements ‘fa’ and ‘ti’ can be practised with this song as they are nearly always in the context of steps.


Improvisation
THE ECHO SONG (Middle Primary to Lower Secondary) This original song is exclusively available in my TPT store and on MySongFile.com
• Use this fun improvisation song to concentrate on any melodic or rhythmic element you are focussing on with your classes!
• After singing '1 2 3 4 5' the teacher or a selected student can replace the '5 4 3 2 1' with their own improvised melody and/or rhythm and the class can be the echo. You can instruct students which notes/ rhythms they are to use.
• This song can be used to teach the melodic element 'fa'.
• The rhythmic element 'tim-ka' can be prepared and practised with this song.


Word and/or action improvisation
OH WELL YOU WALK (Early Childhood to Lower Primary)
• ‘Oh Well You Walk’ (also known as ‘Walk and Stop’) is a fun song that's useful for practising beat in different tempi.
• Students can improvise new words and actions, e.g. stamp, creep, crawl, hop, run.
• I use this song to walk younger students to and from class - practising beat all the way!

DINAH (Lower Primary to Middle Primary)
• ‘Dinah’ is a great song for teaching ‘so’ and ‘tika-tika’.
• This song is also really useful for practising word improvisation by exchanging the word ‘banjo’ for other instruments.

DOWN BY THE BAY (Middle Primary to Lower Secondary)
This song is full of echoes!
It is great for:
• Singing as a performance song with two groups singing their echo part in unison.
• Teaching the rhythmic element 'tika-ti'.
• Teaching the melodic element 'ta' (flattened ti).
• Word improvisation.

I SPY (Early Childhood to Middle Primary) This original song is exclusively available in my TPT store and on MySongFile.com
• ‘I Spy’ is a fun singing game for students to practise improvisation.
• This song is a great way to reinforce the learning of the alphabet, colours, shapes, sizes and opposites! Colour cards and shapes and sizes cards have been included free as teaching aids to accompany this song.
• This song also encourages individual singing in a non-threatening environment!
• A great song to prepare and practise the melodic element ‘re’ and the rhythmic element ‘syn-co-pa’.
• This song is also useful for practise swapping between singing and speaking voices.


Ball
BALL PASSING GAME (Early Childhood to Lower Primary)
This song works really well for transitioning between activities, for example putting away instruments. See the download for more ideas!
In addition, this song is great for:
• Practising the beat.
• Preparing and teaching the melodic element 'fa'.
• Preparing the rhythmic element 'tum ti'.
• Singing the tonic triad (d-m-s) ascending and descending.
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