A simple song in 3/8 metre that can be used to:

  • Teach the time signature '3/8'.
  • Use conducting practice to reinforce the time signature.
  • Prepare and practice the melodic element 'fa'.
  • Work with the compound rhythms: 'ti-ti-ti' (quavers grouped in 3 / eighth notes grouped in 3) and 'tum' (dotted crotchet / dotted quarter note).
  • Teach the tonic triad - d m s.
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Kodály Analysis:

Snowballs Theme: Weather Games:
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: D - F Age: Lower Primary - Upper Primary
Tones: d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ;  
Prep: ; , f
Prac: ; , f


Origin: Traditional Children's Song
Source: Making Music Your Own

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