I love shoes and I'm always snatching a new pair of heels when I can. I'm even brave enough to wear them to work. That way I can tease my 5th graders, "Hey, I'm doing this choreography in heels!" (I have great 5th graders and pretty much all of them are better dancers than me, haha).
This little shoe-based bundle of so/mi and ta/titi fun is something fun for kinder or 1st graders, depending on their skill level (also a good review for 2nd graders, but at the beginning of the year). I'm in the process of starting some end of the semester assessments for my younger kiddos and these lessons are full of vocabulary, they revisit (or reintroduce) basic rhythmic and melodic elements, and they incorporate movement, instruments, and student compositions.
I included 10 melodic preparation slides for practice in case you need them - they are a good warm-up activity. Try singing them while reaching up for higher pitches and down for lower (I call these "music workouts" and the kids love a chance to be activity - and I love any extra calories I can burn during the day):
In a subsequent lesson, I give the students this worksheet and have them fill it out (we work on the first line together):
Then, we incorporate the music staff (students have already learned about that at this point, I label it as "a home for pitches" or "the paper we write music on" and it means that we will "use our singing voice" or "play a melodic instrument, like boomwhackers or the xylophone"). The students have also already learned how So and Mi relate to each other on the music staff - but this is reviewed:
Then, we move on to adding the rhythms back in:
The next song is "Cobbler, Cobbler" and it works much the same way. Here are some slides:
You can download this lesson set here: Shoe Songs