Five Little Speckled Frogs

This fun, catchy song is great for:

  • Teaching the rhythmic element 'syncopa'. (The only other rhythms are 'ta', 'ti-ti' and 'sa'.)
  • Practising the interval of an octave.
  • Teaching the melodic element 'fa' (with the last line of the song).
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Kodály Analysis:

Five Little Speckled Frogs Theme: Animals Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: G Age: Early Childhood - Upper Primary
Tones: d finalis r m f s l d high r high Rhythm: ; ; ;  
Melodic: s l s ; s m d ; d d high ; d high r high d high ; d high l f ; d m r ; r s ; l s f m r d finalis
Prep: , f
MC: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: Traditional

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