I used to struggle to help kids understand the concept of higher and low in terms of pitch. Solfege and the Curwen hand signs are very useful, but I have learned that it's more memorable--and fun!--when we add cute animals. Students learn to associate the animals with the pitch, which helps them memorize pitch relationships.
In this free packet, you will meet So Squirrel, Mi Mouse, and La Lizard. I have provided two simple songs, and suggested solfege for singing, and two sheets without the solfege syllables that you can use in presentations. Also included are the three animals for you to copy and cut out to use as Popsicle-stick puppets if you like.