Friday, March 24, 2017

Easy Music Game for General Music Class

Looking For An Easy Music Game for your Class?
You've come to the right place! I'm sharing an easy music game I like to do in the spring time with my preschool, kindergarten and 1st graders. Check out this easier version of the game "Little Bird" and be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Easier Game Version: Little Bird 
Have the class sit  in a straight line along the wall. Select two students to make a window by joining each others hands high above their heads so the other children can fly under their hands. The teacher will call out a color such as red birds. Anyone that is wearing red clothes will pretend to be a red bird and fly through the window as the class sings the song. 

Repeat the game by singing the song again and picking a different color bird to play the game. Continue the game calling out different color birds to go through the window. 
(Yellow, orange, green, black, blue, white, red, pink, brown, purple, grey birds) I like to make it more fun by calling for girl birds, boy birds and all birds. Most students will get several turns to go through the window since they will have more than one color on their clothes. 

Teacher Tips:
1. Let the children take turns forming the window throughout the game.

2. It's much easier to have the preschool or kindergarten classes fly around the room without using the two student window. They have just as much fun pretending to fly around like birds.

You can find loads of fun music games and singing games Here! Enjoy this fun game with your classes! Sherry Stucki :)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

3 Fun Valentine's Day Music Centers

Welcome to Mrs. Stucki's Music Class!

I'm really excited to share 3-Valentine's Day activities that work well for my music class. This year I'm going to be using fun music centers to go along with my Valentine' Day activities.  

Music Center #1
I created some fun coloring worksheets for my Valentine Music centers. I'm giving them away for free if you want to use them for your music class. You can use them for music assessments, your sub tub or for practicing music literacy skills. 

Music Center #2 
3rd & 4th graders love playing my Musical Candy Note Game while learning the names of their treble clef notes. I use candy hearts or skittles as game markers to play this game. They have to match the treble clef note cards from the music staff with the letters on the game board. The first child to get to the end of the game board wins the game. I let the children eat the candy when they are done playing the game. If you would like to play this game with your class click here to learn more about it.

Music Center #3
I'm always looking for fun ways to teach musical concepts by playing music games. Musical Twister is a really fun game I saw on Pinterest and it's a big hit with my class. I love it when my class is having so much fun playing this game that they don't realize they are practicing their music literacy skills. 

What's your favorite music center activity to do with your music classes? I would love to hear about it by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! Sherry Stucki :)

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Best Music Snowball Game Ever!

Happy New Year!

I am super excited to share my new music freebie with you! It's the best music snowball game ever and it's a really easy activity for your first day back to school. 

 I created this fun snowball singing game for my kindergarten and first graders, but it can also be played with older children. My class loves playing it over and over again.

This exciting snowball game is perfect to play with your class during the snowy season. It also comes with lots of other snow day music ideas for your class. Just click on the picture and download the snowball game for FREE to use with your own classroom. :)

I'm also doing this quick and easy Penguin Dance with my kiddos when we get back as well. Just click the picture below to check out this fun penguin dance on youtube!

What's your favorite winter activity to do with your music classes? I would love to hear about it by leaving a comment below.

Click HERE to go to my TPT store for more freebies and lesson plan ideas. 
Enjoy, friends! Sherry Stucki :)