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Easy Piano Sheet for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Book Songs

Music played a big part in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House Books, with Pa often playing his fiddle as the rest of the family sang and danced. Some of the songs continue to be popular, while others have nearly been lost.

If you’ve enjoyed the Little House books, you’re sure to enjoy playing these wonderful songs. The arrangements in this collection are all for very easy (Level 2) to easy piano (Level 3-4). Students can download and print the sheet music and listen to the mp3 files to figure out the rhythms and how everything fits together.

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Wait for the Wagon for Easy Piano

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“Wait for the Wagon” is an American popular song. It was recorded by Bing Crosby on his album 101 Gang Songs (1961). Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

Old Dan Tucker for Easy Piano Solo

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Old Dan Tucker” is an American popular song. The origin of this song isn’t known, though it may have been written by songwriter and performer Dan Emmett. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Little House on the Prairie.”

The Campbells Are Coming for Easy Piano Solo – FREE

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The Campbells Are Coming” is a Scottish song associated with Clan Campbell. The tune is a traditional Scottish air that is similar to “The Town of Inveraray.” Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

Weevily Wheat for Easy Piano Solo

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“Weevily Wheat” and several other songs are all based on this tune, including “Charlie,” “Fly Around,” “My Pretty Little Miss,” and “Devilish Mary.” All of these songs have been known to swap verses and use other melodies. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

When Johnny Comes Marching Home for Easy Piano Solo

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a popular American Civil War song that expressed people’s longing for the return of friends and relatives that were fighting in the war. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “On the Banks of Plum Creek.”

Pop! Goes the Weasel for Easy Piano Solo  – FREE

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“Pop! Goes the Weasel” is an English nursery rhyme and singing game. The melody  is often used in Jack-in-the-box toys. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Little House in the Big Woods.”

Star Spangled Banner for Easy Piano Solo

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The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics were written on September 14, 1814 by 35-year-old lawyer Francis Scott Key. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Farmer Boy.”

Oh, Susanna for Easy Piano Solo  – FREE

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Oh! Susanna” is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster. It was first published in 1848 and is one the most popular American songs ever written. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “Little House on the Prairie.”

Camptown Races for Easy Piano Solo

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Camptown Races” is a minstrel song composed by Stephen Foster. It was published in February 1850. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “By the Shores of Silver Lake.

Polly Wolly Doodle for Easy Piano Solo

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“Polly Wolly Doodle” is a song sung by Dan Emmett’s Virginia Minstrels, who premiered at New York’s Bowery Amphitheatre in February 1843. Emmet is sometimes credited as the composer of this song. Mention of the song occurs in the Little House book, “These Happy Golden Years.

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The Cow Kicked Nelly – Beginner Piano Sheet Music

This song is hilarious and this beginner piano sheet music arrangement of “The Cow Kick Nelly” makes it easy to learn.

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Lyrics for “The Cow Kicked Nelly”

The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
And the farmer said it would do no harm,
Second verse same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse.

The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
And the farmer said it would do no harm,
Third verse same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse.

The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
The cow kicked Nelly in the belly in the barn,
And the farmer said it would do no harm,
Forth verse same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse.

You probably know what to do from here.

Melody for “The Cow Kicked Nelly”

The melody for “The Cow Kicked Nelly” is a variation on “Turkey in the Straw.” This beginner piano arrangement even includes shave-and-a-haircut at the end. Kids will love playing it!

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Elementary Music Lesson Plans (Bundled Set)

Want to save big with a bundled set of music lesson plans for the elementary classroom?

Print Elementary Music Lesson Plans (Bundled Set)

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This bundled set of music lesson plans includes:

Kindergarten Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)
Includes 52 kindergarten level lesson plans for the whole school year.
1st Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)
Includes 52 1st grade level lesson plans for the whole school year.
2nd Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)
Includes 52 2nd grade level lesson plans for the whole school year.
3rd Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)
Includes 34 3rd grade level lesson plans for the whole school year.
5th Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #1)

Includes 52 5th grade level lesson plans for the whole school year.

You’ll save $16 off the regular price by purchasing this bundle. Music lessons include a brief description of the activities and songs each grade will participate in during one 30 or 35 minute class.

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Beethoven at Bat – Great Composer Baseball Game for Kids

Want to teach your piano or general music students about our great composers – and keep them interested?

Beethoven at Bat offers a creative and fun way to introduce you music students to Baroque Era through 21st century composers.

Print Beethoven at Bat™ | Music Composer Board Game

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Game Description

Beethoven at Bat™ Music Composer Board Game turns your music composer study into playtime. Your music students will learn interesting and sometime hilarious facts about our greatest composers. Time to play ball!

Includes

Printable Game Board (2 Pages)
Set Up & Game Rules
36 Great Composer Cards
4 Score Cards (1 Page)

How to Win the Game

Players follow the instructions on the composer cards to advance on the game board based. The first player to earn 10 points/runs wins the game.

Preparation

1) Tape game board together
2) Cut out composer cards and scorecards
3) Gather three game pawn for each player and one die.

Playing the Game

Players draw a composer card and read the fact. The card also includes instructions on how to advance:

1) Hit – Composer card tells player to advance 1, 2, or 3 bases.
2) Fly Ball – Player loudly calls “Fly Ball.” Player runs the bases while tapping each dot on the game board with game pawn. Their opponent attempts to roll a 1 or 3 to “catch” the fly ball.
3) Home Run – Player runs all the bases. They are awarded 1 point.
4) Foul Ball – No point is scored.

List of Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach
Amy Beach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johannes Brahms
Cecile Chaminade
Aaron Copland
Claude Debussy
Edvard Grieg
George Frideric Handel
Franz Joseph Haydn
Scott Joplin
Alan Menken
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Modest Mussorgsky
Johann Pachelbel
Richard Rogers
Gioachino Antonio Rossini
Charles-Camille Saint-Saens
Clara Schumann
Richard M. Sherman
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antonio Vivaldi
Richard Wagner
Andrew Lloyd Webber
John Williams

Summary

Beethoven at Bat™ Music Composer Board Game keeps things moving by making player turns short, and really makes it fun when players race during the “fly balls.” Music students will benefit most when a music teacher is present to help kids pronounce composer’s names or offer short snippets of the music mentioned on the composer cards.

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Listening Glyphs for K-3 Music Lessons | Click, Print, and Teach

Want to know what your music students are hearing while they’re listening and open their ears to more?

Listening glyphs allow K-3 students to express what they hear by choosing one crayon or the other, and allow music teachers like you to assess their understanding at a glance.

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Listening Glyphs for K-3rd Grade Students

The following listening glyph packs are from MakingMusicFun.net, and include a variety of options for elementary music classroom teachers.

Worksheet 1 – The first worksheet is a general listening glyph that can be used with any piece of music. Your music students will listen for volume, repeated music, dynamic contrasts (the softs and louds), if there is a steady beat, tempo, tempo changes, identify if there are drums playing, and if the music group is large or small.

Worksheet 2 – The second worksheet is for a specific piece of music. For this worksheet you’ll need to round up a CD or find a YouTube performance to share with your students.

Worksheet 3 – The third worksheet give teachers the greatest freedom. Blanks are provided so you can decide what your students will listen for.

Worksheet 4 – The fourth worksheet includes lesson extension ideas that will help kids better understand what they are hearing. The lesson extension always recommends lessons that should be scheduled prior to the day you introduce the listening glyph.

Complete Listening Glyph Worksheet Collection

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Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Circus Music (Entry of the Gladiators) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets
Royal March of the Lion (Circus of the Animals) | Music Listening Glyph Worksheets

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Royal March of the Lion – Music Listening Glyph Worksheet

Would you like to know what your elementary music students are hearing when you play musical examples?

Listening glyphs provide an opportunity for K-3 students to express what they hear by coloring a picture with their crayons or colored pencils. They also help elementary general music teachers to assess what students are hearing by scanning the class with a quick glance.

Print Listening Glyph

Royal March of the Lion Listening Glyph

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This Royal March of the Lion listening Glyph Worksheet pack includes:

General Listening Glyph – This listening glyph is for general use with any piece of music. Your music students will be asked to access amplitude (volume – p, mp, mf, f), if they hear repeated sections in the music, if they hear dynamic contrast (soft to loud), steady beat, decide what the tempo of the music is, if there are changes in the tempo, if there are percussion instruments playing, and if it’s a small or large music ensemble.

Listening Glyph for “Royal March of the Lion” from Saint Saëns Carnival of the Animals – This listening glyph asks your music students to assess this selection from Saint Saëns Carnival of the Animals with a recording or YouTube video performance.

Blank Listening Glyph – This listening glyph provides music teachers with the greatest freedom. Blanks are provided so you can decide which musical elements that you’d like your students to listen for.

About This Activity – The final page includes instructions for using the listening glyphs in your classroom and helpful lesson extension ideas.

Print Royal March of the Lion Listening Glyph

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Free Resource Account for Teachers from MakingMusicFun.net (COVID-19)

Schools throughout the world are under a lot of pressure to transition to online instruction for the next few weeks due to the Coronavirus. MakingMusicFun.net has offered to help music teachers make this transition easy by providing unlimited free access to their premium resources. Below is a copy of their newsletter.

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The Coronvirus (COVID-19) is affecting us all. Here’s how we’re helping to keep the music going.

We know that many of the people that visit our site are music educators, and you want to provide your students with learning opportunities in the event that your school is closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We want to help you and the wonderful kids you teach!

We’ve Created a FREE Music Academy Account for Schools!

To provide an opportunity for kids to keep learning while they’re home from school due to the virus outbreak, we’ve created a free Music Academy account that may be accessed by you and your students.

Access will provide students and music teachers with online piano lessons, digital print piano books, games, and worksheets.

Learn more about the MakingMusicFun.net Music Academy by clicking the link in the bio or by visiting this link:

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Music teachers that are interested in creating packets for their students can also login and print the music theory and composer worksheets that they would like to include.

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The free MMF Academy account will give you and your students access to everything on MakingMusicFun.net. You can refer your students to the music academy lessons or send them links to the composer resources, worksheets, and games. You can also print resources for packets.