Number 2 in my series “Songs for the Kodaly classroom” Bounce High continues the ta ti-ti pattern of See Saw but introduces a new sung note - la. Again the intervals s l m are universally natural to young children. They are delighted to realize that the hand signs for s m l s m can make them sing "ne ne ne ne ne”!!
A “magic ball" which comes out of a "magic pocket" , blown up and coloured is bound to captivate . Asking each child what colour their ball is provides a low key way to introduce little solos. Holding a pretend ball in front of them in their outstretched hands children move the ball up and down to the beat of the song. This establishes not only the beat but also the melodic movement of the song in space – a concept taught later with hand signs.
Worksheets show s l m pattern on the staff. The Song Puzzle offers rhythm and solfa practice.
p1 the song on the staff
p2 lesson guide
p3 instructions and song logo
p4 worksheet -rhythm
p5 worksheet - fill in rhythm & solfa
p6 felt staff demo
p7 solfa on 3 line staff
p8 3 line staff worksheet
p9 Song Puzzle