Posts by Note Knacks Music

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The “Sub It Out” Game

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We are getting to that time of year when we need games!! ….ones that can go on for the whole class or for a small portion of it! Here is one that not only fills this requirement but is fun to play and will serve as a great review! Kids get into 2 teams and […]

5 Lesson ideas to Get You Through The Last Few Weeks

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Gonna make it, gonna make it…. Only a few weeks left and the kids have summer fever…as do we! So, to help all of us survive, here are 5 ideas to make our time count! 1. Review ~ I know, a bit obvious, but… What were the major concepts and songs that were covered this […]

Chutes and Ladders Vocal Warm Up

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I am always looking for fun ways to warm up the kids voices. I have used the handy dandy slide whistle, lines on the board, sirens, etc.…., but for the little ones I thought it would be fun to use a familiar game. I came up with the idea when I was playing around with […]

A Young Composer Game

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The NK Dice are a lot of fun, especially with the younger kids! Here is a game that is simple to play and can be used in Phase 1 of the NK Lesson Plans! • Choose a student to roll the dice with notes on it • Identify the color and match the NK Magnet […]

5 Ways To Save Your Concert …when you are out of time!

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Last week was our spring concert and we were not all that prepared! Between field trips, snow days and sicknesses (nothing like getting the flu the week before), I was not optimistic about what we were going to present to parents. …and I need to confess that I had BIG ideas of what I wanted […]

“Hop Old Squirrel” Extended!

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I LOVE this song! “Hop Old Squirrel” can be used to solidify concepts that you have covered in the lesson, will encourage them to participate, and will get them up and moving!! (which is always a plus!) As you know, we have been working on fast/ slow and high/ low with our “sound roadways” and […]

Creating Sound Roadways

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Last week we explored length of sound in Pre-K! I just got a new set of NK magnets (I was still using my prototype set from way back when) and wanted to take these out for a spin! So I put one of each of the sound side and asked the kids what they noticed. […]

6 Ways to Start Your Year Off Right!

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Happy New Year!! As our year gets under way, I want to take a moment and share some ideas for making it run a little smoother. We all get ridiculously busy, so I was brainstorming about how to get it all done and still enjoy my life ……and not be caught off guard when I […]