Easter Egg Collection

After my Scrambled Eggs Post I was asked to share my Easter Egg collection and some of the songs that I use with them.  So, here's some of my collection!  Now, what I put in the fish depends on what musical concept my kiddos are working on.  Sometimes I will put song phrases in them and they have to put them in order but most times I use the Scrambled Eggs idea.  

I have fish:

I use a variety of songs with them:

  • Who's Got a Fishpole? 
  • Crawdad Song 
  • One, Two Three, Four Five 
  • Ickle Ockle:



Two types of cupcakes:


This is my FAVORITE song to do with the Cupcakes:
But I've also done "Three Little Muffins" with comparatives.

Carrots:

With the carrots we use:
  • Chop, Chop, Chippity Chop
  • Old Mr. Rabbit
  • Rabbit Run on the Frozen Ground
  • Mr. Rabbit


I've got ice cream cones and Popsicles!!
Here's the song that I use with these:

These little cuties:
 I use them for half note with this song:

There are snails:


Seashells:

The sea shells can also be used with Sailor Sailor,  White Sand and Gray Sand and Oh, Sailor Come Ashore.

There are flowers:
You can use them with:
  • Blue Bells
  • All Around the Buttercup
  • Wall flowers:


And I have quite the collection of balls:
These can be used with Plainsies Clapsies and Bounce High, Bounce Low

Here are my new Ladybugs:  (Did you even notice that "Ladybug's Picnic" is a nice so-mi-do pattern at the beginning?)
 And monkeys:

I'll admit that not all times I use them with songs. . .sometimes I'll use the footballs simply because it's football season and I want a "motivator" to get the kids to read some melodies or rhythms. . . 

I found almost all of these AFTER Easter and some of them were in the candy aisle (filled with candy which I used for choir incentives).  I forgot to take pictures of the heart containers )that are similar to eggs) that I found at the Dollar Store this year.  I found some more cute eggs at Oriental trading in this years catalog.  I hope this gives you an idea into my collection.  There are MANY ways to use them.  I'll probably come back and edit this post later. . . . I just got done with my 3rd graders' concert and I'm a little tired!! :)

Scrambled Eggs

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:

Here's more information, which includes specific directions on how to sort the cards and ways to differentiate/scaffold the activity (this slide is included in the file):
 And here's what the card looks like:

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:
 And here's the slide with the cards:
 The next three sets are open ended and not song specific.  You can tailor them fit songs that you are working on with your kiddos.
 This set works GREAT with simple 1st grade songs and can reinforce:

  1.  ta  and ti-ti 
  2. so mi and la

 Here are a couple examples of these card pages (there is a ta and ti-ti slide for each of the following: so mi and la):


Here's an open-ended rhythm set:

 Both the stick notation and the note-head versions of these rhythm cards contain the following rhythms:

  1. ta
  2. ti-ti
  3. ta rest
  4.  half hote
  5. tika-tika
  6. ti-tika
  7. tika-ti
  8. syncopa
  9. tom-ti
  10. ti-tom
  11. tim-ka
  12. ti-kam
Here are a couple examples:



 And here's a couple examples of the rhythms with note heads:


 Finally, there are solfa cards:

 My kiddos are REALLY struggling with hand signs, so all of these cards contain the hand signs.

Included are the following solfa cards:

  1. so
  2. mi
  3. la
  4. do
  5. re
  6. low la
  7. low so
  8. high do
  9. fa
  10. ti




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! :)
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