Twinkle, twinkle, little star (SE)

Sing the song

Sing the song in different ways. Do you have problems remembering the lyrices? Here we go:

Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.
Up above the earth so high, Like a diamond in the sky,
Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are.

Okay, that is it. Try to sing the song in different ways:

  1. Stamp your foot on the ground when singing the long vocals: star, are, sky, are (all words in bold).
  2. Clap your hands when singing the short vocals: twinkle twinkle little …
  3. Sing only the short vocals and stamp your feet on the ground when the long vocals should be sung.
  4. Sing only the long vocals and clap your hands in stead of singing the short vocals.
  5. Sing only the long vocals and think the rest.

Working in pairs

Let the children work in pairs. The children stand in front of each other. They watch each other and sing after each other: one pupil the short vocals, the other one the long ones. After that, they change roles. Variation: one pupil claps the short vocals and the other one starts singing the song. The teacher gives a sign and the children change roles: the other pupil continues singing but claps the long vocals.

With sticks

For this task, the children can use sticks from the wood, from the Chinese restaurant or forks and spoons. Repeat the same exercises as before. Try also to to sing the song and tap on the syllables in bold and after the long word:
Twinkle twinkle little star_ , How I wonder what you are_.

Petter Ekberg at work in Hasselt (BE)

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