“Music ‘n’ Motion” Obstacle Course (Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten)

 

The”Music ‘n’ Motion” Obstacle Course is a 45 minute “musical circuit” of unique Music and Movement activities.  Your kids won’t be bored with this 100% interactive class.  Perfect for Kindergarten, daycares, after-school programs, summer camps and P.A days. The 45 minute class includes ALL of the following:

  1. PARACHUTE MUSIC GAMES!

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  • Develops a sense of rhythm
  • Encourages cooperation
  • Strengthens upper torso
  • Differing abilities are non-issue
  • Reinforces turn-taking/sharing
  • Requires following directions
  • Promotes social interaction

 

2)    THE “HOBERMAN” SPHERE!

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In music class, expand and contract the Hoberman to reflect dynamics, phrasing and rhythms. Each child receives a Hoberman and follows along.  Children LOVE playing the Hoberman to music. This is how the it expands and contracts:

 

3) INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL MUSIC!

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Peter and Wolf is a classic fairy tale that is accompanied by classical music. The children listen to the story and participate in a matching game, while listening to accompanying classical music and introducing children to different orchestral instruments. I also bring some examples of these instruments for children to look at and touch.

Sample instruments I will bring:

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4) LEARN ABOUT TEMPO WITH THE METRONOME!

Kids are introduced to tempo ( play fast, play slow) with a metronome attached to an amplifier.

Here is an example of me playing the bucket drum alongside the metronome 🙂

 

 

5)  THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A FLY!!

Kids follow a sing-along along with me and interact with several puppets.  I always include this musical story in my classes.  This song is beloved by kids and grownups alike!!  Here is a sample of the song, and here are my puppets! fullsizeoutput_ec

 

 

 

 

6) PERCUSSION PARTY! THE FINALE!

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Kids will play on a huge variety of percussion instruments to popular pop tunes. Let the party begin!