Popsicle Treats Activity gives children an opportunity to play a singing game and practice singing correct vowel sounds and sol-mi melody patterns.
[Preparation: Cut apart Popsicle Treat Cards, and glue to popsicle/craft sticks to make”microphones” for student singing.]
Introduce the “Popsicle Treats” song.
- Sing “Popsicle Treats,” omitting the question/answer part, as children listen.
- Indicate the sol mi mi pattern with hand signs or pitch levels (high low low) each time you sing the word popsicles.
- Echo sing both of the two-measure phrases.
- Review popsicle flavors on the Popsicle Vowels Visual.
- Sing together each of the flavors using the sol mi patterns from the question/answer part of the song.
Sing individual flavors.
- Give each child a Popsicle Treat Card, and have him/her identify the primary vowel sound of the popsicle they receive.
- Sing the question, “Who has the coconut?”
and allow all who have that flavor to respond, “I have the coconut.”
Encourage children to hold their popsicles by the stick like a microphone each time they sing.
Play a singing game.
- Sing the song together.
- Point to a child and sing the question, “What’s your favorite flavor?”
- Have the child sing his/her response into the popsicle/microphone.
- Alternate singing the sing together then singing the question/answers individually until all have had a turn.
- Allow children to trade for different popsicle flavors and play the game again.
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