Where Is Thumbkin

  • The melody of this song is very similar to "Frere Jacques".
  • The actions provide excellent opportunity for fine motor finger co-ordination.
  • The rhythmic element "too" (minim/half note) can be taught with this song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Where Is Thumbkin Theme: Body Games: Action
Partner: Form: Strophic Song Type:
Scale: Major CSP: F Age: Early Childhood - Lower Primary
Tones: s low d finalis r m f s l Rhythm: ; ;  
Melodic: d r m ; m d ; d m ; m f s ; s l s ; s f m ; r s low d finalis
Prep: , f
Prac: , f


Origin: Traditional
Source: The All-Year-Long Songbook; Scholastic Book Services

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Are You Sleeping French Version of this song is 'Frere Jacques'

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