Play "The Christmas Sock Rock" and make a list of all the gifts mentioned in the song.
Echo-speak verse one in rhythm. Stand up (and sit right back down) each time you hear the word socks. Echo-speak verse two in rhythm. Clap each time you hear the word socks.
Sing the entire song together.
Review the short harmony sections in the song. Divide into part one and part two.
(All I get is socks!)
(Every year it's socks!)
Review or introduce the symbols and values for quarter rest, half rest, and quarter note. Read, count, and play each rhythmic accompaniment poster.
Group One: Quarter note, quarter rest, half rest. (Notice that the quarter note occurs each time socks appears in the song. )
Group Two: Quarter rest, quarter note, half rest (Notice that the quarter note occurs after socks appears in the song.)
Divide into three groups and distribute instruments. Group One plays rhythm sticks. Group Two plays cymbals or triangles. Group Three will snap or pat the steady beat throughout the song. Perform all three parts without recording and then again with the recording. Change groups and repeat the song.
Distribute socks of various sizes and colors. Add the choreography written above the piano accompaniment.
Simplified version: For the words socks, hold up left sock, then right sock, then both socks. Wave one at a time to the steady beat.
Perform with two-part singing, rhythmic accompaniment, and sock choreography. This would be a great song for any holiday program!
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