Active Music presents
Over 150 games to play in Corona times
3 – 11 year olds
Hardly using instruments
BUT LOADS OF FUN!!!
Each game comes accompanied by a video clip
As teachers we are used to adapting, differentiating, changing lessons around, working in different timescales, with different children and to different agendas constantly.
Now we need to adapt again – to a whole series of temporary new rules. No singing, social distancing, hardly any instruments…. but in true teacher style, I have analysed and studied the games in Active Music so I can bring to you (without need for further work on your part) all the games and activities that can be played exactly as they are and all those that need small adaptions (very simply explained). Interestingly, the adaptions are mostly about chanting instead of singing and using body percussion instead of instruments. As the Active Music games are short and repetitive, chanting works brilliantly.
I have compiled 77 musical games and activities for 4 – 7-year-olds and over 100 musical games and activities for 7 – 11-year olds – all on video for you to clearly see.
Can you still teach amazing music despite these temporary rules? A resounding YES! I often focus on the difference between speaking and chanting in my lessons, the rhythmic ‘feel’ and how the pulse stays regular and the rhythm keeps changing. We can teach the difference between pulse and rhythm, different rhythms and rhythm names. We can also create rhythmic ostinatos and rhythmic compositions. We can compose and perform – all without singing, without holding instruments and by keeping to social distancing rules.
Teaching Rhythm and Pulse is the very first element of Active Music and is always the way I begin teaching music to children.
As the content of lesson plans will be full of things that don’t fit into the current Corona rules, I would suggest focusing on these individual activities and letting the children enjoy and engage in what is totally accessible at the moment. I hope this helps!
Lifetime access to:
- Over 75 games & musical activities to play in Corona times for 3 – 7 year olds (video clips included) BONUS: Get access to 150 more games you can play when things return back to normal – Price £69
- Over 100 games & musical activities to play in Corona times for 7 – 11 year olds (video clips included) BONUS: Get access to over 200 games & activities you can play for when things return back to normal – Price £79.00
- Over 150 games & musical activities to play in Corona times for 3 – 11 year olds (video clips included) BONUS: Get access to 100s more games & activities you can play for when things return back to normal – Price only £99.00
To order any of the above packages, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a payment request and within 24 hours (often a lot sooner) of payment you will receive the booklet plus details on how to access all the video clips and song notations.