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This musical idea uses popsicle sticks to create a piece and keep the peace

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1, 2  

Title – Popsicle Piece
By – Tammy Johnson
Primary Subject – Music
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – Pre-K – Grade Two

Popsicle sticks are a great resource in the music classroom.

1. I use my sticks to create ta’s and ti ti’s on the floor and let the children create their own clapping exercises or compositions

2. I play a game where I ask a question and the answer is a two tap or a one tap word and the children must put their answers on the floor in ta’s and ti ti’s e.g. What color is the sky? The child would answer 1 stick on the floor representing a ta word (Blue). When all children have an answer in front of them, the answer is discussed.

3. This is excellent for “down time” as the children are asked to create a picture based on theme or must be a ti ti word etc For higher grades your can combine the two note times and have an answer or picture such as Mickey Mouse…Ti Ti and then a Ta

See if you can find colored sticks. They make better pictures and you can collect per color. This is great for the Pre-Ks. They love the picture game as well.

4. For the older ones a clap could be written in sticks for listening exercises….

Endless possibilities ………

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