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Music Lessons: “I Had a Dog” and “Doggie, Doggie” Songs, Activities Kodaly, Orff”

Students love the popular and easy to teach game songs, “I Had a Dog” and “Doggie, Doggie” and you’ll love the UNIT of ideas included with everything you need to teach the Games, solfege, rhythms, melody and Ostinato parts!



Product Description

““Doggie, Doggie Where’s Your Bone?” Is a favorite Kodaly game song for elementary children. (Easily use these materials to “”chant”” if you can not sing.) The materials provide a variety of ways to encourage learning and practicing sol-la-mi patterns, independent singing and social skills like “taking turns”. The VIDEOS, audio and presentation files will help you give your students a variety of learning opportunities to develop beat, rhythm and pitch/melody skills. Videos are perfect for online teaching. Best for K-2.



half notes (or LONG and SHORT)

Singing and Playing Notes (staff notes included on the sheet music)

Taking Turns

Singing solo


This resource provides materials for an entire unit of learning.

Teaching Presentation for: Beat, Rhythm, Solfege/ melody, Lyrics and Create your own verse activity.

Video: Teaching video of beat, rhythm, melody with audio files. Including sound files for each section of the video.

Video: Sing a long video with beat, rhythm and solfege activity.

6 Lesson Plan Outlines


Sheet Music –solfege, lyrics, note names

Game Directions


Audio Files: vocal, accompaniment

Teacher Guide with directions and teaching tips

Music and Worksheets:

Sight sing the melody

So mi la melody

Lyric melody

Note name melody

Write the rhythms L 1

Write the rhythms L2

Write so mi

Write so mi la

Combo sheet with rhythm and & melody L1

Combo sheet with rhythm and & melody L2


Providing time for students to explore ways to show the music does take time, but it’s so worth it!

This resource provides materials for an entire unit of learning.

Practice Beat

Practice Rhythms- introduce half note

Play the Game

Students sing and sign- introduce la or reinforce so mi

Worksheets-practice writing rhythms and melodies

Create Ostinato

Sing together

Make up a “doggie” dance


Easily adaptable to a homeschool setting. No music skills required to enjoy the sing along video and game.

Use the Videos to teach the song and music skills.

Use the worksheets for practice.” **This is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. No physical items will be mailed to you.** After purchase you will receive an email receipt with a link to download your purchase. You will receive a text file with the download link. The text file will have a LINK to your resource. You will open the text file and copy paste the LINK in your browser which will start the download. If you have any problems with the download. Please email us and we will get you the resource.Questions? Email [email protected]

Music Lessons: “I Had a Dog” and “Doggie, Doggie” Songs, Activities Kodaly, Orff”

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