Hē gata paizei theatro

Hē gata paizei theatro


Use of couplets as counting-out rhymes with rhythmic syllabic articulation of speech in order to improve the phonemic awareness (e.g. η-γά-τα-παί-ζει-θέ-α-τρο-και-λέ-ει-στο-πο-ντί-κι…) (ē-ga-ta-pai-zei-the-a-tro-kai-le-ei-sto-po-nti-ki…).

Speech Comprehension and Production

Understand the narrative element of escalation in the story (if you come a little closer, if you want to caress, if you see my mouth open, go in and relax). Extension of the song: written or oral creation of couplets with escalation of the story. On the occasion of the element of dialogue between the two characters (cat and mouse), create dialogues with other animals related to the food chain (lion-deer, shark-red mullet, swallow-worm, etc.). The pupils identify the element of irony [αν παίζεις θέατρο (an paizeis theatro, if someone mocks you), τρελός νονός σε βάφτισε (trelos nonos se vaphtise, when someone believes that something impossible will happen)].

Music Activities

Sing in staccato in order to convey the character and the movement of the cat. Perform the soft, skillful and sharp movement of the cat with rhythmic movement in the beat of the song, while simultaneously singing.
Use the song as a counting-out rhyme in a circle in order to get two pupils to play the roles of cat and mouse. Dramatization of the story by the two pupils, while the others sing in a circle around them (see interdisciplinary connections).
Musical improvisation that represents the two characters of the song.
Instrumentation of the song with rhythmic and melodic percussion instruments.

Age level

3-7 years old
7-11 years old

Language level





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