Five Little Alligators

  • "Five Little Alligators" can be used with young students to practise counting backwards.
  • This song can be used to have students "crawl away" to line up at the door at the end of a lesson.
  • You can substitute the names of other animals that children might be studying in class (making this a useful improvisation game).
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Kodály Analysis:

Five Little Alligators Theme: Animals Games: Action ; Improvisation
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: D - E Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low l low ti low l low s low ; s low m s low ; m r l low r ; s low r s low ; r d finalis
Prep: ; ;
Prac: ; ;


Origin: Traditional

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