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PMM Full Program Module #4 Sounding Out Words

Step By Step Instructions:
1. Before you present this material to your students, prepare by watching the videos and practicing the movements and choreography that go with each song and activity.
2. Read along with the lyrics on the song cards to learn how to sing along with each song.
3. When you are ready, gather the children in the group space. Have your audio player ready with the music. Have the song cards ready to guide you with the Instructions, Introduction (what you say to the children to introduce the song before starting the audio) and the Song Lyrics.
4. Introduce the first song then start the audio track and model the movements to show the children how to move their bodies

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Tap Tap Spell

Tap Tap Spell Audio:

Tap Tap Spell Video:

Instructions:

This is a directed movement song that combines actions with spelling words. Practice the spelling of the words tap, dig, nap and hop before starting the song. As the song plays, model the actions and encourage the children to sing the letters as they perform the actions.

Intro:

T A P spells tap. D I G spells dig. N A P spells nap. H O P spells hop. Now we are going to tap our fingers, tap our toes, tap our knees and tap our nose.

Lyrics:                                Chords: D A G D 

Tap your fingers

tap your toes

tap your knees

and tap your nose

T-A-P, T-A-P

All day long I tap, tap, tap

Dig in the ground

Dig all around

Dig a big hole; nice and round

D-I-G, D-I-G

All day long I dig, dig, dig

Nap all day

Make a big snore

Nap on your mat and

sleep some more N-A-P, N-A-P

All day long I nap, nap, nap

Hop up high

Hop up and down

up to the sky

from the ground

H-O-P, H-O-P

All day long I hop, hop, hop

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Letters & Words

Letters & Words Audio:

Letters & Words Video:

Instructions:

This is an imaginative movement song that helps children learn to spell the words cat, dog, bat and fox. The children will be moving around the group space together so have them put on their ‘invisible bubble’ before you start.

Intro:

Now we get to move our bodies like different kinds of animals. Listen carefully and sound out the letters and sounds to discover which animal to move like.

Lyrics:                                   Chords: A D E 

Letters and words

letters and words

I can make anything with letters and words

I can make you into a C-A-T, C-A-T, C-A-T

Now you are a cat, cat, cat

Now are you crawl like a cat, cat, cat, cat, cat

Letters and words

letters and words

I can make anything with letters and words

I can make you into a D-O-G, D-O-G, D-O-G

Now you are a Dog, dog, dog

Now you crawl like a dog, dog, dog, dog, dog

Letters and words

letters and words

I can make anything with letters and words

Bat, Fox

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Down to the Farm

Down to the Farm Audio:

Down to the Farm Video:

Instructions:

This song helps the children learn some of their spelling words. Encourage the children to sound out the words and make the sounds of the animals in the song. A variation is to have the children move their bodies like the different animals in the song.

Intro:

C A T spells cat. D O G spells dog. C O W spells cow. P I G spells pig. H E N spells hen. Let’s sound out the names of the animals!

Lyrics:   Chords: Verse: G C G D G C D / CH: G D C G

Let’s go down to the farm today

and see if the animals want to play

each one has its own particular sound

look at the animals all around

C-A-T likes to chase a mouse

keeps them out of the farmers house

the farmer says “Chase that mouse!”

the cat says meow

the cat says meow

CH

Let’s play right now

with our animal friends

I’ll show you how

D-O-G likes to lay in the sun

he likes to jump and he likes to run

playing with the dog is so much fun

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

C-O-W is munching on some hay

wiggles her ears in the sunny day

we all know what cows like to say

the cow says moo

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

P-I-G is rolling in the mud

he says it feels oh so good

invites us in, do you think we should?

the pig says oink, oink

the cow says moo

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

H-E-N flaps her wings all around

pecks for corn and scratches the ground

She bobs her head and makes a sound

The hen says bok, bok, bok

the pig says oink, oink

the cow says moo

the dog says woof, woof!

the cat says meow

CH

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Walking Across the Bridge

Walking Across the Bridge Video:

Instructions:

Place two chairs at one end of the group space and another two at the other end to mark the entrance and exit of the imaginary bridge. Have the children line up on one side, ready to walk across the bridge. After they cross, guide them to line up at the entrance again.

Intro:

All my friends; line up and get ready to walk across the bridge. Listen carefully to the song to know how to move your body when you are crossing the bridge.

Lyrics:                                    Chords: G C G D G

Walking across the bridge

walking across the bridge

walking, walking, walking

walking across the bridge

hopping

skipping

flying

dancing

tip toeing

walking backwards

crawling

walking on your elbows

scooting backwards

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Sorida

Sorida Audio:

Sorida Video:

Instructions:

Sorida” is a term of greeting in the Shona language, similar to “jambo” in Swahili. Familiarize the children with the vocal sounds sorida, rida and dadada by singing the words individually as a call and response activity. Demonstrate the movements with another teacher or one of the children. Have the children try out the movements on their own and then with a partner.

Intro:

This is a song from Africa called Sorida. In Africa the word sorida means hello.

Lyrics:     

So-ri-da,                 So-ri-da,                 Ri-da,           Ri-da

Sweep hands up  Clap            Sweep hands up  Clap           Patty Cake                Patty Cake

Da-Da-Da,                      Da-Da-Da,                    Ri-da, Ri-da

Up and down patty cake                    Up and down patty cake                   Sweep hands up  Clap

So-ri-da,                 So-ri-da,                 Ri-da,           Ri-da

SWEEP HANDS UP  CLAP            SWEEP HANDS UP  CLAP           PATTY CAKE                PATTY CAKE

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A Bug or a Bee?

A Bug or a Bee? Video:

Instructions:

This song helps the children learn some of their spelling words. This song can be sung in the group, played as background music during other activities or played during instrument time with the children playing the rhythm on their instruments.

Intro:

Now it’s time to learn how to spell some words! This is a bug (point to the picture of the bug). We spell that word B-U-G. This is a bee (point to the bee). We spell that B-E-E.

Lyrics:                                              Chords: E B A

I was sitting by myself

reading by a tree

when I heard something buzzing

all around me

Is that a bug or a bee

buzzing around this tree?

Is it a B-U-G or a B-E-E

What I want to know

is it a bug or a bee?

I was playing in the sandbox

because I like to dig

when I heard something sniffing

and it sounded pretty big

Is that a pup or a pig

sniffing where I like to dig?

Is that a P-U-P or a P-I-G

What I want to know

is it a pup or a pig?

I was playing in the yard

playing fetch with my dog

when I heard something rustle

behind a log

Is that a cat or a dog

behind that log

Is it a C-A-T or a D-O-G

What I want to know

is it a cat or a dog?

I was working at the farm

I was feeding a sow

when I heard something grunt

from behind the plow

Is that a hog or a cow

behind that plow

is that an H-O-G or a C-O-W

what I want to know

is that a hog or a cow?

I was feeding all the chickens

from the chicken feed box

when I heard a commotion

over by the rocks

Is that the hen or a fox

over by the rocks

Is that an H-E-N or an F-O-X

what I want to know

is it a hen or a fox?

One spooky dark night

I was feeding the cat

when I heard something squeak

I said what’s that?

Is that a bat or a rat

I said what’s that

Is it a B-A-T or an R-A-T

What I want to know

is it bat or a rat?

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Rhythm Sounds: Digidigi

Rhythm Sounds: Digidigi Audio:

Rhythm Sounds: Digidigi Video:

Instructions:

It’s time to introduce a new sound: digidigi. Digidigi is actually four sixteenth notes. These four notes are played twice as fast as ti-ti and four times as fast as ta. Digidigi takes the same time to play as one ta or one ti-ti. Keep your tempo consistent when combining it with the other rhythm sounds.

Intro:

Now it’s time for rhythm sounds. Today we get to learn a new sound: digidigi. How many dots does digidigi have? One, two, three, four. Four dots; that means four sounds. (playing) Digidigi. Let me hear you play digidigi. Good job.

Lyrics:     

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B-I-G Cookie Story

B-I-G Cookie Story Audio:

B-I-G Cookie Story Video:

Instructions:

In this story the children play instruments to make the sounds. The shakers make the sound of shaking the flower, cracking the eggs and pouring the milk. The scrapers make the sound of the turning crank. The bells and triangles make the sound of the dripping honey and the bell ringing. All the instruments play the rhythm of the song.

Intro:

This is the story of the B-I-G Cookie. You will make the sounds in the story. Listen carefully to know when to play your instrument. The shakers make the sound of shaking the flower, cracking the eggs and pouring the milk. The scrapers make the sound of the turning crank. The bells and triangles make the sound of the dripping honey and the bell ringing. All the instruments play the rhythm of the song.

The Song: Chords: A E D

Shake, shake, shake in the flower

Shake, shake, shake in the flower

Shake, shake, shake in the flower

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Crack, crack, crack the eggs

Crack, crack, crack the eggs

Crack, crack, crack the eggs

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Pour, pour, pour the milk

Pour, pour, pour the milk

Pour, pour, pour the milk

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Drip, drip, drip the honey

Drip, drip, drip the honey

Drip, drip, drip the honey

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Turn, turn, turn the crank

Turn, turn, turn the crank

Turn, turn, turn the crank

for the B-I-G Big Cookie

Ring, ring, ring the bell

Ring, ring, ring the bell

Ring, ring, ring the bell

Now the cookie is done

The Story:                                                                      

One morning in the land of cookie, where everyone eats cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the King woke up and said, “I want to make a big cookie, a B-I-G, big cookie. So he called in his cookie baking chefs and he said “Every day you make me the finest cookies in the land. You make me chocolate cookies, peanut butter cookies, strawberry, banana, peach, apple, but today I want you to make me a big cookie. I mean big, B-I-G big! I want you to make me the biggest cookie anyone has ever seen. Before the cookie chefs answered they sang a little song: “The King want’s a big big cookie… a B-I-G big cookie”.

Then the king’s expert cookie makers huddled together and they whispered “Whisper, whisper, whisper, whisper…” and then they turned to the king and they said, “Yes your majesty, we can make you a big cookie with our new machine; The B-I-G Cookie Machine, but we will need a lot of ingredients. The king said, “Whatever you need, just name it.” The chefs said, “Well, we’re going to need all the wheat from the fields ground-up to make flower, all the eggs from all the hens in the Kingdom, all the honey from all the bees in the Kingdom and all the milk from all the cows in the Kingdom. The King said, “Let it be done.”

The next day there were horse drawn carts lined up outside the castle bringing all the ingredients for the B-I-G Cookie Machine. One by one the chefs put the ingredients into the machine and they sang a song as they did their work: (see The Song)

Out popped a really big cookie; a B-I-G, big cookie. It was biggest cookie anyone had ever seen. Everyone cheered! The smell of that freshly baked cookie was so powerful and so magical that it drifted up into the sky and was caught by the wind and the wind carried it far away to the land of the Giants.

In the Land of the Giants, the Giant King was sitting in his castle with a grouchy look on his face. He was grouchy because he had never had a cookie that was big enough for him to eat.

Just then, the delicious smell of the B-I-G big cookie drifted in the window of his castle. The giant king said, “I smell a big cookie.” He got up and walked out of his castle. He followed the smell of that cookie with his big footsteps shaking the ground; boom, boom, boom across the deserts, boom, boom, boom, through the forests boom, boom, boom, over the mountains and through the jungles. As the Giant King got closer he could hear the chefs singing their song: “The King want’s a big big cookie… a B-I-G big cookie”. Finally he arrived at the Land of Cookie where the giant cookie had just popped out of the B-I-G Cookie Machine.

All the people were gathered around the cookie and the Cookie King was wondering to himself, “What are we going to do with this big cookie? It’s much too big for anyone to eat!”

Just then the Giant King walked up, his giant feet making big booming sounds and shaking the ground (drums). He reached down and scooped up the cookie in one hand. He smelled it and then he ate it in one bite. Then something magical happened; the Giant King’s grouchy face got a big smile… because he had finally had a cookie that was big enough for him to eat. All the people cheered and the King of the Land of Cookie declared that they would make a B-I-G, big cookie every year on that day so the giant king would never be grouchy again. 

The End

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Spell One Two Three

Spell One Two Three Audio:

Spell One Two Three Video:

Instructions:

This is a rhythmic song that helps the children learn to spell the numbers one, two and three. It can be played during instrument time with the children playing along on their instruments. It can also be used during different times of the day with the children singing along.

Intro:

This song is about spelling the numbers one, two and three. Let me hear you play the rhythm of the song on your instruments.

Lyrics:                                    Chords: F Bb G C

One two three, one two three

How do we spell numbers one two three?

One starts with ”O” then letter “N” and finally “E”

O-N-E, O-N-E, O-N-E spells number one

One two three, one two three

How do we spell numbers one two three?

Two starts with “T” then “W” and finally it ends with the letter “O”

T-W-O, T-W-O, T-W-O spells number two

One two three, one two three

How do we spell numbers one two three?

Three starts with T then it has an “H” then letter “R” and “E” and “E” again

T-H-R-E-E, T-H-R-E-E, T-H-R-E-E spells number three

One two three, one two three

This is how we spell numbers one two three

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Take a Nap on a Mat

Take a Nap on a Mat Audio:

Take a Nap on a Mat Video:

Instructions:

This song helps the children learn some of their spelling words. This song can be sung in the group, played as background music during other activities or played during instrument time with the children playing the rhythm on their instruments.

Intro:

C A R spells car. C U P spells cup. K E Y spells key. M O P spells mop. etc.

Lyrics:      Chords: verse: Em A C G / ch: A C G D A C G A

Take a ride

in a car

C A R

That spells car

Take a sip

from a cup

C U P

That spells cup

Lock the door

with a key

K E Y

That spells key

Clean the floor

with a mop

M O P

That spells mop

These are words

that I can read and spell

I will show you

the stories I can tell

Wipe the table

with a rag

R A G

That spells rag

Cook some eggs

in a pan

P A N

That spells pan

Hit the ball

with a bat

B A T

That spells bat

Take a nap

on a mat

M A T

That spells mat

These are words

that I can read and spell

I will show you

the stories I can tell

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Music Time Is Done

Music Time Is Done Audio:

Music Time is Done Video:

Instructions:

This is a song to wind down the energy of the group as music time is ending. It will help the children to refocus their attention and begin to transition to their next activity. Sit in the group circle with the children and model the movements along with the children. 

Intro:

Now it’s time for the last song of our music time today.

Lyrics:                                    chords: A E D

Thank you friends for music time

We’ve had a lot of fun

Thank you friends for music time

Now our time is done

Stretch your arms above your head

Reach up to the sky

Now take a big enormous breath

and let out sea big sigh

Stretch your legs in front of you

and wiggle all your toes

Bounce your knees up and down

Now touch them with your nose

Now stand on your feet so tall

You’re taller every day

Take another deep deep breath

and say a big hooray!

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