Friday, February 19, 2010

Song Review - Keyword Actions

I've planned this review activity to use as I begin to review program songs. Start with three or four key words from the song and write them on the chalkboard. Use pictures, if possible, for those who don't read. Write action directions (stand up, raise hand, hands on hips, hands on head, turn around, hands together, etc.) on slips of paper and put them in a can or basket to draw from. (You can also put the keywords on slips of paper in order to give more children a chance to choose something.) Invite a child to choose an action slip and then write the action next to the keyword on the chalkboard as a reminder. Explain to the children that every time they hear the keyword in the song they should do that action. Continue to choose and add actions to the key words, repeating the song each time. The more keyword actions you add, the more challenging it becomes. Stop before it gets frustrating.


Kamille said...

Love it! I asked my daughter and her friend if they wanted a game asking questions about the song or if they wanted actions to do with the song. The vote is for actions, so thanks for helping me prepare something fun for my kids!

Andy and Kimi said...

Fantastic idea!! I'm using it this Sunday.

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