Tip of the Week: Lunch Box Song

by Abby @ Quaver on March 8, 2016

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Each Tuesday, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

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Today’s Tip is for all licensed users of Quaver teaching resources!

March is National Nutrition Month!

Quaver Music offers several cross-curricular activities and songs that help introduce students to healthy living. From our Kindergarten Musical A Happy, Healthy Me to movement activities in our ClassPlay songs, your students will have a blast learning about music and proper nutrition.

The Lunch Box Song is jam packed with tons of great activities that get students moving, improvising, and learning about proper nutrition!

To get to the Lunch Box Song:

  1. Log in to QuaverMusic.com
  2. Click the Teacher Tab to navigate to the Teaching Resources
  3. Click the ClassPlay icon, located on the Teacher Dashboard
  4. Use the ClassPlay search bar to find “Lunch Box Song”
  5. Use each activity on the SONG HUB to help you unpack this song with your students

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Learning About Nutrition with the Lunch Box Song:

  • Fill My Lunch Box

Discuss the different options available, and which would be the healthiest choices. For example, ask students which drink would be a better choice, the soda or carton of milk? Then have students come up to the board and drag the food images into the lunch box. Once the box is full have students improvise the rhythm and pitch for each food, press PLAY, and insert the lunch box items into the song!

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Teacher Tip: Start with one food item in the lunch box and during the instrumental break, have students add another item to the box. While the music plays, have them decide what the pitch and rhythm for the new item should be!

  • Play Your Foods

Students can use some of their favorite foods such as apples, sandwiches, chocolate, and more to create their own musical scores! Use Play Your Foods to illustrate the pitch and rhythm for the five verses in the Lunch Box Song. You can use the blue arrows at the bottom of the lunch box to select different food images, and the activity will remember the food score for each verse!

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  • Connections

Connections is a wonderful cross-curricular activity that ties the subject of the song to healthy eating! Have your students take turns dragging the food items to the correct area of the food plate.

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Are you planning on observing National Nutrition Month in your classroom? Do you have any other favorite healthy eating songs or activities?

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