This song is great for:

  • Using as a warm up to focus and settle children.
  • Early inner hearing training (each time the song is sung, students replace an extra letter from 'H-O-P-P-Y' with a clap (instructions included).
  • Using with a 'minibeasts' theme.
  • Teaching anacrusis.
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Kodály Analysis:

HOPPY Theme: Minibeasts Games: Action
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: C - D Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: s low l low ti low d finalis r m f Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: s low d ; d s low ; s low l low s low ; d r m ; m d ; m f r m ; r d ti low s low ; s low l low ti low d finalis


Origin: M. McLatchey

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