This is a great activity for any song. It really helps the kids to be able to process the words along with the melody & rhythm in their own minds. After the first round where they all figured out what they were doing, we were able to rotate every 3 minutes (first round took about 5). So out of the 20 minutes allotted for Singing Time, about 15 minutes of it was simply matching up the pieces to be ready to sing. Then it takes just over a minute to sing the verse before re-mixing & rotating. Doesn't leave much time for "singing"! BUT even though we were only able to get through each part once, they had it totally memorized within that 20 minutes! That is quality learning people!
Sing the first 2 lines of lyrics for the beginning of the song.
Then go to the next part (B).
Sing both lines, then return to Part A & sing line 3.
Then go to Part C.
PART C: Sing both lines, then go to Part D.
Sing the top lyrics of both lines and
then repeat to sing the bottom lyric lines
I hope that makes sense. There's more room on the tables in our primary room than I had using my portable white board:)
To get ready for this activity, I did the following:
On strips of different colors of card stock, I randomly wrote the lyrics/syllables of the 2nd verse. Why all the different colors? Because I like COLOR, that's why! :) For the words that are more than one syllable, I tried to write each syllable on a different color. Then I cut out each word/syllable. Then by starting with Part A, I placed the raindrops & rainbows in the correct order. I then matched up the words/syllables underneath the corresponding 'drop or 'bow. Remember that all parts except C, repeats at least once and part A twice. It took a bit of time to cut out the paper, but really when it was all said & done along with pictures for the Teacher's Guides included, it took about 45 minutes.