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    "Take Five" Can't wait to do with my class!!

    Tennis Balls Stars and Stripes Forever - Whole , Half, Quarter, Eighth Notes

    Syn - co - pa .... CLAP CLAP !!! What a fun idea to try with the middle years kids! I know my 6's would love it.

    For my teacher friends: Don't just pin...WATCH. Within 30 seconds I had a new attention grabber and learned so many more teacher tricks...LOVE THIS!!! **This lady is amazing! I just watched all her youtube videos!**

    Kalani demonstrating Rumble Ball. How fun!!

    GREAT kindergarten activity for music class! Definitely trying this one! You could use any song and just tell them when to pass and when to play (on the beat). This is a fun way to let them play several instruments in one class.

    We Will ROCK You! CUP SONG - looks like great fun!

    Energizers! - Popcorn's in the Popper - I would have half the class be popcorn, then switch.

    Boom Chicka Boom...silly songs for brain breaks!

    Orff - Body Percussion and Singing. very Cool

    Brain Gym/Kinesiology for Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD Kids

    Second Grade Scarf Routine to Primo Vere Ecce Gratum by Carl Orff - YouTube

    Orff videos.

    5th grade lesson- Kalimba, African song, teaching form, rhythmic patterns, students performing, improv. (Video called Fifth Grade Lesson, part 1) part 2 is easy to find when you go to the video

    Fun website with TONS of hand clapping games...great for coordination and listening to others!

    Irish Washer Woman - steady beat movement

    Children pass the ball in this cooperative music game, and when they hear a "new" sound, the ball is passed in the opposite direction. This musical activity fosters cooperation in a fun, non-competitive way. You can request a free catalog of educational music and movement activities via email at SalemPerformingAr...

    The 4th and 5th grade classes have been spending some time reviewing lines and spaces in preparation for our recorder unit. I love using ce...

    “My Aunt Came Back” is a “repeat after me” camp song filled with silly, fun movements. Your kids will have a blast with this action song that is great for brain breaks, circle time or those bad weather days when children can’t go outside to play.

    Movement Routine to Minute Waltz by Chopin. Could also use for movement exploration, high vs. low, melodic direction. Orff approach and let the students explore instead of giving them the movements. Lesson extension - or second or 3rd time with song, give more parameters to teach form as shown in video.

    ▶ Fun Activities using Foam Noodles - YouTube