I've told you before, I'm an Easter Egg Geek.
I love the darn things and I love that you can find them in a plethora of shapes, sizes and themes. This year I even found Spongebob ones, but I showed restrain and did NOT buy any of those, lol!!! What I really need to do is take some pictures of the "egg" containers that I've found over the years: cupcakes, Popsicles, fish, dinosaurs, hearts and I have songs for all of them. This year I finally made some manipulatives to use with them and here's a preview of the Teacher Pay Teachers version that I also made.
I call it "Scrambled Eggs." In the file are four main card ideas (although I must admit, the possibilities with this file are endless.)
The first set of cards in the file is geared toward "Chicken on a Fencepost," which I posted on yesterday.
The basic idea is it's a song sorting activity. Inside each egg is 16 cards:
And the kiddos sort them out to write the song:
The next set of cards focuses on Shanghai Chicken:
Same idea as with "Chicken on a Fencepost," it's a song sort:
Here's more information:
- ta and ti-ti
- so mi and la
Here's an open-ended rhythm set:
- ta rest
- half hote
Here are a couple examples:
Finally, there are solfa cards:
Included are the following solfa cards:
- low la
- low so
- high do
You can find my Scrambled Eggs file at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Now, here's a couple of this year's Easter Egg finds (I found them at King Soopers, our local Kroger store).
There are bumble bees:
I'm going to use ta and ti-ti cards with these.
The can practice writing out "Bee Bee Bumblebee" or I could fill them with the solfége cards and we could work on la:
There are frogs!!!
I sing "Frog in the Millpond" with ti-tika, so my third graders will be using these. (I know some people sing it in augmentation. . . with ta ti-ti and half note):
The also had ladybugs and monkeys, which I am proud to report I DID buy, lol!!
I have a third grade concert this week and a choir concert next week. If I go incognito, that's why! :)