Pinterest has been great for many "What Does the Fox Say?" ideas and I plan on using some of those (vocal exploration, orffestrations, etc.) and making an entire FOX lesson for all grades 1-6. We are singing fox songs, composing or improvising fox sounds, as well as practicing all elements we would be anyways!
Check out my lesson plans for 1st grade and 4th grade- Grades 2,3,5,6 are similar to 4th with song lit that they are currently working on. Both Lessons are 50 minutes.
1st Grade: We are still prepping ta and ti-ti and s-m since I don't see my kiddos in Kdg. We are super close to presenting both!
ORFF Aural Practice (2nd and 3rd skip this step and just perform in rondo singing the phrase the upper grades play) - I sing a m-r-d-l, pattern (same notes as used previous) and students echo back using the orff instruments. Even though the students know high do, la and so I keep the aural practice with a small tone-set when they first learn a new note so they can feel and be more successful. We will expand our tone-set with this activity as they get more comfortable with low la. I do many random patterns of 4 beats each and end on m-m m-r m d which is the start of our next song.
See The Rabbit Running (this is the song that changes- 2nd does We are Dancing, 3rd does Chicken on a Fence Post, 5th does Our Old Sow, and 6th Who Stole My Chickens and My Hens)- This one we get to from the instruments and sing as we put our instruments away. We then play the Remote game with it where students switch from Words to Solfa (or rhythm depending on the grade) to Inner Hearing using my SB remote (which you can also get in Blog Files or For Colleagues on my WIX Site). 4th grade also conducts this song and then partner it with Old Mister Rabbit (another song with the same tone-set.)
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night- I read/ sing them the story, and then we listen to a folk version that has the fiddle that I found on Spotify. We are just now diving deeper into the String Section so I use this as listening example for Violin/ Fiddle. (For 2nd and 3rd this actually comes after the worksheet and then after we discuss other things the fox might eat which leads us to our next song. Both sight-read the songs from the board- 2nd reads We are Dancing from staff notation, and 3rd reads chicken on a fence post in rhythm stick notation).
Musical Bumps- Same as described for 1st grade lesson.
Note: 2nd Also does "Goin on a Fox Hunt" and then sings "Apple Tree" (Apple tree, apple tree, will your apples fall on me) at the beginning of class before the story and worksheet. 3rd improvises using ta, ti-ti, and tika-tika on the drum as described in my previous post from the Amy Beegle Workshop.