I'm sure you'll come up with some creative ways to get your students using their music brains again. I had the idea to get a whole bunch of those styrofoam packing peanuts and let my students go crazy over "snow",
but then thought again...
I'll let them pretend to be playing in the snow, build a snowman and have a pretend snowball fight. Then we'll break into some groups to work on this activity.
With my Kinders, I'll have them follow me around the circle as we chant some of the "snow" words in the speech piece. I'll use a small hand drum or tambourine to play the beat. Then I'll let them move freely around the room as they chant while I play the beat. I'll tell them I'm looking for students who really look like they're walking in the snow. We might even try to put 2 parts together. Here's a sampling of some of the things you'll
As time permits, I'll pass out some instruments and have them play the sounds. If things are going well, I'll try to play a beat as they play the words on the instruments. Finally, we'll make snow angels and rest for a bit. I am already excited to begin.
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