I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE
I'm going to use this "melody map" to introduce a lesser-known song about temples, pg. 153 "The Lord Gave Me a Temple." At first, every note of the song that I cut out based on beat length was also a different color of construction paper, but I quickly realized that was too complicated. Here's what I got:
The longer the paper strip, the longer the beat length. The shorter the paper strip...you get it. :) A visual representation of the notes, their lengths, and their place in comparison to the paper strip notes on each side helps the kids understand the highs and lows of the song and what to expect next. I drew black lines that connect the pieces to help kids follow along even better, too.
Here is my fishing set:
I was lucky enough to match construction paper to the fishing set pieces! The kids will fish for a piece, and I'll pull out 1-2 pieces of matching construction paper slips from a bag. The slips (shown above, under the fishing set pieces) have certain words from both verses written on them (shown below). The words will match to certain parts of the song.