A pretty set of folk dance formation posters that will completely change your teaching!
I always became so frustrated with trying to teach my younger students folk dances. If I said walk to the right, I’d have someone turn left.
Until one day I drew the kids on the board and showed them what I wanted them to do.
This contains 15 posters with standard folk dance formations. Each poster features kids from a top down view so students can see which way they are supposed to face!
Your students will love to dance to the music and match the wooden figure’s freeze poses! This resource includes three videos that each feature five excerpts of contrasting styles of music to move to with unique poses to match after each piece. Fun for everyone!
These printable Nifty States Props are awesome movement props for singing songs that list the 50 states. I included a version with state capitals too, for songs that include the state capitals.
These movement cards will appeal to all ages! The set comes with 30 different cards with movement prompts to get kids moving, including current popular dances, simple body percussion, animals, sports, and everyday objects. All of them are designed to be performed as a motion with a steady beat. The graphics will appeal to all ages.
Movements cards to get imagination flowing while using specific levels, weight, or flow. Opposites like high/low, bound/loose, smooth/bumpy, heavy/light. Enjoy a freeze dance and students freeze in the animal shape, or students move in the animal movement with the effort indicated and freeze when music stops.
Composing with Movement is a beginner’s guide to body percussion. Students start by making the sound of a thunderstorm with their bodies. Then, they play the Body Percussion Game, where they practice clapping, snapping, patting, and tapping. Finally, they use printable body percussion cards to compose their own body percussion composition.
This Music Lesson Plan is a favorite with my Pre-K and Kindergarten students! There are a variety of great activities so you can teach it in different variations for several weeks.
Kids will be up and moving, singing an original song and then practicing their rhythm reading skills using your choice of voices, body percussion, or any instruments. Assessment option included!
These Movement Word Wall Cards are awesome for teaching movement words for kids! Add these cards to your movement word anchor chart or pocket chart while teaching movement.
Get kids moving to music without being self-conscious using glue dancing! Kids get “glued” to the ground in different ways as the activity continues and provides tons of giggles and fun!
Get your students moving with these body percussion charts, including snap, clap, pat, and stomp. Available in Google Slides and PDF, several different rhythmic patterns are included in stick and staff notation, as well as color and black/white.
This Song and Literacy pack has everything- It is one of my students’ favorite songs and games, plus you can work on simple rhythm, sol, mi, and la, and work on literacy. Perfect for in person, social distanced, or virtual learning! A Hidden Gem!