Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Weather Marching and Movement

Here are some fun ideas for marching and movement:

Thunderstorm by Laurie Berkner Band

This song could be used with a parachute or for circle time with rhythm sticks or with their hands. (you can use chopsticks for rhythm sticks!)

How about a snow fight to Snow Day-Bleu

just roll a bunch of white socks into snowballs and let the kids go nuts. If you have older kids you are worried about injury you could always use a bag of cotton balls (that way no one will get hit too hard:)

In the Clouds- Laurie Berkner
bring a white sheet, have children lay down and wiggle the "clouds" above the children (you could have moms help you hold it above the children, walk in circles, make it flow, etc.) *this is a good way to calm the children down when ending marching and movement*

Let's go Fly a Kite- Marry Poppins Soundtrack,
For this song you can assemble recycled grocery bags with a string and make kites. The kids love these kites!

Somewhere over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Have the kids hold their rainbow sticks, or make another version of these on a hair elastic.
OR - cut out long strips of tulle (in rainbow colors) and let the kids run with them
Also the rainbow tulle strips would work great with a classical song having them run around making the wind blow {fast, slow, high, low, in circles, etc.}