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So You Think You Can Sing? Primary Singing Games

Singing games have been one of the core elements of elementary music for decades. There are so many out there, however, that it can be hard figuring out where to start. The resources in this collection consist of a mix of videos, songbooks, and other fun activities. Have a good time-your students certainly will!
A Collection By Peter Gipson
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So You Think You Can Sing? Primary Singing Games
  • Peter Gipson says:
    Compiled by music teacher Denise Gagne, this handout contains a wide sampling of singing games for both primary and intermediate students. Several of these games are also available as part of Gagne's "MusicPlay Curriculum," which I also highly recommend for beginning music teachers!
  • Peter Gipson says:
    What a great collection! This book contains a dozen time-tested singing games from the New England Dancing Masters, a group of musicians and teachers dedicated to the preservation of traditional folk dances and singing games. My kids especially like "Down Down Baby!"
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    Learning Through Music: The Support of Brain Research

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    Peter Gipson says:
    A very interesting read about the importance of singing games and other musical activities in the early years of a child's development. There is good material here for explaining the important of singing games and music to both parents and administration.
  • Peter Gipson says:
    An incredible, comprehensive, FREE resource! I love how the author has grouped singing games by country of origin. Featuring guitar chords, lyrics, and video demonstrations, there are lots of great ideas to be found here.
  • Peter Gipson says:
    Imagination is a must with this game! Students sing and "toss" an imaginary "ball" back and forth. Great fun, and wonderful for getting kids to sing when it is their turn.
  • Peter Gipson says:
    This circle singing game requires everybody to work together (and have fun doing so!) My students love how they continually swap partners and the fast pace of the activity. The hosting YouTube channel contains several other great demonstrations of great singing games.
  • Peter Gipson says:
    A playground and classroom staple for several years, this is a favorite with young students. I love how partners need to work together in order to sing and perform the song correctly.
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BloomBoard Asks:What percentage of your time do you devote to singing games with your primary students?