Music and rhythm are hard-wired into our beings as people. We are introduced to them even before we are born. And we all have our favorite songs, old folk songs and nursery rhymes that everyone has just always seemed to know. Why not take some of these traditional songs and turn them into a fun homeschool unit you can enjoy with your kids?
The music appreciation unit Traditional Songs All Kids Should Know is over 350 pages of history, listening, drawing, and handwriting fun for your family!
This collection of 14 classic songs is a fun way for you to work some music appreciation, handwriting, and creativity into your day. For each song, you’ll find:
- a short history of the song that you can read aloud to your child or have them read independently
- links to children’s versions of the songs
- a page for your child to draw what comes to mind as he or she hears the song
- the lyrics of the song as text to read
- the lyrics of the song as print copywork to trace and to copy
- the lyrics of the song as cursive copywork to trace and to copy
Many of the pages have pictures your child can color if they wish.
You can use as much or as little of each song’s activities as you like. For longer songs, you may want to break the copywork into several shorter assignments. You’ll find the short histories, links to the songs, drawing pages, and lyrics in the first section of the unit, the print copywork in the second section, and the cursive copywork in the final section for ease of printing.
In this unit, your family can have fun with the following songs:
- Ants Go Marching
- Baby Bumblebee
- Farmer in the Dell
- Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush
- Home on the Range
- I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
- Oh! Susanna
- Oh, My Darling Clementine
- Old Dan Tucker
- Polly Wolly Doodle
- She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
- Skip to My Lou
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- Yankee Doodle
It’s a great way to have hours of low-prep homeschool fun and work some music appreciation into your day.
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Bonnie Rose Hudson’s heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.
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