CREATIVE MOVEMENT & MUSIC Do music freeze to the Chicken Dance Song.
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT & MUSIC Do music freeze to the Chicken Dance Song
The Music Program 1.Singing Songs, Fingerplays, and Chants 2.Instruments Using their body as a musical instrument Musical Instruments 3.Movement Experiences Listening to music and moving to it Doing an activity with a song
Benefits From Music and Movement Music naturally delights and moves AND Calms and soothes kids Music is a great transition for change ( Clean Up Song) Provides children with opportunities to explore elements of music (rhythm, sound, dynamics). Develops self-confidence Develops language skills Develops listening skills Develops Creativity skills Develops their Cognitive skills
CHOOSING SONGS: Familiar songs and tunes that they have heard or sung before Simple Songs with lots of repetition –Old Macdonald had a farm Songs with funny sounds or silly lyrics –Hey-Diddle-Diddle, Name Song (Annie, Annie, Bo Bannie..) –What is a Knick-Knack Paddywhack? This song has it all!
THIS OLD MAN Create a hand-jive to go with this song This old man, he played one He played knick-knack on my thumb [some versions use "drum"] With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played two He played knick-knack on my shoe With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played three He played knick-knack on my knee With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played four He played knick-knack on my door With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played five He played knick-knack on my hive With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played six He played knick-knack on my sticks With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played seven He played knick-knack up in heaven With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played eight He played knick-knack on my gate With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played nine He played knick-knack on my spine [some versions use "line" here] With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home This old man, he played ten He played knick-knack once ag'n [some versions use "on my hen" here] With a knick-knack paddywhack, give a dog a bone, This old man came rolling home
Sing when you are doing routine tasks. Children will pick up on the joyful atmosphere you are creating and also begin spontaneous singing as they move around the classroom. Remember that making up the words is fine.
PIGGY BACK SONGS Use familiar tunes as "frames" for songs with different words. A.Many children know the tune to: – "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", – "Mulberry Bush", – "Frère Jacques", – "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", B. Children will often make up verses themselves, spurring on literacy learning.
PIGGGY BACK SONG ACTIVITY: Group is given a copy of a song and a topic. Change the song in some way that deals with the assigned topic. –Sample ideas: –5 Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed (Change monkeys to “Fish”) –Ring Around the Rosies (Change “All Fall Down” to something about water) –Bumble Bee Song (Change “Bee” to an animal on the farm) –Happy Birthday to you (sing about cleaning up) –The farmer in the Dell (sing about the weather) –Row Row Row your boat (sing about the Zoo) - She’ll Be Coming Round the mountain (can you climb like a monkey?) Divide into groups by giving out two copies of several well know tunes. They are to find the partner with the same song by humming the melody.
Sing songs that have movement in the words. Examples: – "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes", – "If You're Happy and You Know It", – "I'm a Little Teapot", – "Itsy Bitsy Spider", – "Ring Around the Rosy", – "Hokey Pokey", – "Wheels on the Bus“ – "Old McDonald".
A Chubby Little Snowman (A Fingerplay) A chubby little snowman Hold your arms in a circle to make a fat belly. Had a carrot nose. Point your forefinger out from your nose. Along came a bunny. Make a bunny with your fingers. Make it hop. And what do you suppose? Turn palms upward and shrug in disbelief That hungry little bunny Rub your tummy. Looking for his lunch Shade your eyes, as if looking into the distance. Ate that snowman's carrot nose Make a bunny with one hand and a carrot with the other. Nibble, nibble, CRUNCH! Make the bunny eat the carrot with two small bites and a final big bite. Listen to this songListen to this song. www.songsforteaching.com/hugh hanley/achubbylittlesnowman.ht m
Choose songs that everyone can act out together, rather than have to wait for a turn, as is the case with a song like "London Bridge".
Add on new verses to familiar songs to enrich vocabulary and concepts. Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" can have numerous substitute body parts, such as chest and stomach, or hips and thighs. " Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" can have numerous substitute body parts, such as chest and stomach, or hips and thighs. Children enjoy suggesting the substitutes. Children enjoy suggesting the substitutes. Build on their knowledge. Build on their knowledge.
Keep the rhythm instruments near at hand. sticks, sticks, drums, drums, tambourines tambourines for children to latch onto when a song is brewing. for children to latch onto when a song is brewing.
Rhythm Sticks Tap out your Name Create a beat pattern and we repeat it Tap out the beat as someone moves around Follow a teacher directed beat movement –Listen to a walking beat (slow), Listen to a jogging beat (faster), Pound for a jumping beat. Now have the kids listen to the beat and do the actions. Use a bell to signal freeze. Tap out a beat to a story (Click Clack Moo By: Doreen Cronin) Tap out a beat to a song (Sing ‘Ring around the Rosies’ or ‘Sally the Camel’ and tap a beat with it.)
Model clapping and knee slapping to music-celebrate the beat! Some children may feel shy about singing, but will heartily drum or clap. Some children may feel shy about singing, but will heartily drum or clap.
Large Group Music Time Small Group Music Center Placed away from noisy and active play areas. Wide variety of musical instruments for the children to use and explore. Supplies to create their own musical instruments. Carpeted / rug to sit on and move around on. Tape recorders / CD players / Microphones Headphones, Tapes/CD’s Supplies for the children to do creative movement to the music. –Streamers, scarves, paper plates, costumes, feathers…
ELEMENTS OF MUSIC: RHYTHM –Clap, clap different sequences SOUND / TONE –Sounds of different instruments, sound of voice MELODY –Move hand up and down with notes –HARMONY Identify notes that don’t sound right DYNAMICS –Soft, loud TEMPO/ BEAT –How fast & slow Playing guitar to Elvis Presley music BINGO
TEACHING A SONG: 1.Practice the song and know it by heart 2.Being enthusiastic is more important than having a good voice. Animated and smile. 3.Catch their interest with a picture, object, or story. Relate it to life in a story. 4.Sing it from beginning to end. Allow them to participate with you while the listen. Give the children something to listen for. They can clap along while you sing it a second time 5.Use musical instruments, pictures, props, costumes, or gestures to remind children of words. 6.Teach the part that is repeated most often first and then teach other sections of the song.
Other MUSIC ideas to not Frog”get: Act out the song – Pretend to be or do what the music says (Horses, Rabbits, etc.) Guessing games –(Play Name That Tune – guess the sing with first 3-5 notes) Let them choose the songs to sing Vary the way you sing, listen to, and move –Sing 5 speckled Frogs in an opera voice, with a country twang, fast, like an old person without teeth, …..
CREATIVE MOVEMENT CREATIVE MOVEMENT a)Children explore the way their body moves –Opportunity for a child to pretend to be something else EGG MOVEMENTS (in a plastic egg are different movements) –It teaches body awareness, and what their body can do. –Develops coordination & control of movement. Touch your ear to your shoulder, keep a balloon in the air using only body parts, move both body parts at the same time b)Combines feeling rhythm with movement Draw to music, streamers or scarves to music, Carpet skate Have a Musical instrument parade Shake Bells to ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and “ring” a xylophone in between lines Blow up your balloon!
Fast paced music. Country music. Feather or balloon float
c)Communicates and Expresses their ideas –Children move much better than they speak. –It simultaneously involves the inner being and the physical body. Move as if you were carrying a heavy box, walk like a giant, run like an animal, be an ice cream cone melting in the summer, make an interesting shape with your body. d)Learn how movement is related to space Make yourself big, small, tall, short Move around without touching anyone, pretend to be driving a car around the room, float around the room lie a feather Lift your leg in front of you, backwards, sideways. Step backwards Have 4 people link arms back to back and walk around like a spider while singing Eensy Weensy Spider
Teaching CREATIVE MOVEMENT: Have lots of room, bare feet allows them to feel the movement. Children love the familiar & repetition. Don’t show them how. It restricts creativity. Say, “Use your whole self”. “Move how it sounds or makes you feel”. “Can you.... ? Follow me!” Encourage each child to do it in a different way. Teach about personal space (bubbles pop if they are bumped) Teach them how to stop when the music stops: Emphasize that to stop means not to move at all – not a muscle or a bone! Encourage children to listen carefully or else they won’t know when to stop.
Blow bubbles and have them imagine a bubble around their body. Each bubble should be as wide as their outstretched arms and as tall as they are. Place children far enough apart so that no one is touching their bubble. Ask one child to move among the children, being careful not to break or touch anyone’s bubble. Add more children until all children are moving and no one is breaking anyone else’s bubble.
Elements of Creative Movement FORCE: –Energy (sudden/sustained) –Weight (strong/light) –Flow (free/bound) BODY: –Parts –Shapes –Relationships –Balance
SPACE: –Place Self space/general space –Size Big/small, far reach/near reach –Level High/low –Direction Forward/backward, right/left, up/down –Pathway Curved, straight, zigzag TIME: –Speed (fast slow), rhythm (pulse, pattern) MOVEMENT: –Walk, run jump –Bend, twist, stretch –Parachute play