This week I’m sharing some free and easy to use Valentine’s Day music class activities.
FREE VALENTINE’S DAY MUSIC CLASS ACTIVITIES
My Kindergartners and First Graders are warming up in music class with this FREE Valentine’s Day activity. “Heartbeat”. It’s available in the Teachers Pay Teachers Store:
LINK TO THE FREEBIE “HEARTBEAT” MUSIC LESSON
And it’s on YouTube “HEARTBEAT” MUSIC LESSON
VALENTINE WARM UP
Before I begin the video I have my students echo sing some so-mi patterns using Valentine’s Day words.
With Kinders, I’ll only sing the words and use the body signs. (Shoulders-so, Waist-mi)
SO SO MI
I LIKE YOU
SO- MI SO
SO- SO MI
You get the idea!
Next I echo sing some of the lyrics of the song.
Finally, I’ll have them echo sing along with the video.
After they sing it one time, I review the lyrics with them and how I want them to show the actions.
For “heartbeat”, I’ll have them pat their chest with both hands.
Then we practice the actions together.
Finally, I have them sing and move again- this time I walk around the circle to redirect, or help students with the activity.
SING A VALENTINE’S DAY SONG
After we warm up our voices and our bodies, it’s time to sing a song.
I’m using this teaching video to teach “Skidamarink” to my primary students.
You can download the full music lesson with sheet music, audio files and teaching video when you SUBSCRIBE to the Sing Play Create Resource library.
LINK TO YOUTUBE to “Skidamarink”
Read how I use this song in this blog post:
“SKIDAMARINK” BLOG POST
COMPOSE A MELODY
PICK A CARD or PIECE OF CANDY
Purchase or make a stack of Valentine cards, or a bag of Candy hearts (with the words).
Next, have students pick a card (candy) and improvise a so mi melody.
Use the Composition Freebie for practice.
This Free Valentine’s Day Music Class Activities is in the TPT Store
Valentines Day Composition Activities
TEACH KINDNESS DURING MUSIC CLASS ACTIVITIES
Students can make Valentine’s Day cards and give them to their teachers, the principal, the nurse, front office staff using this Free Valentine Card Activity.
MORE IDEAS ON TEACHING KINDNESS IN MUSIC CLASS
These blog posts have more ideas on teaching kindness in music class.
Free Kindness Activities for Music Class
Music Class Activities to Help Students Learn Kindness
VALENTINE FREEBIES IN RESOURCE LIBRARY
BEAT, RHYTHM, MELODY ACTIVITIES with Heart Icons and Flashcards
“Heel Toe on the Line” Valentine’s Day Dance
“Skidamarink” Teaching video, song, mp3 Audio Tracks
Click on this link to SUBSCRIBE to the Free Resource Library.
You’ll get a new freebie each month and access to over 40 free resources.
MORE VALENTINE’S DAY MUSIC ACTIVITIES
You may want to check out these Valentine’s Day Resources for your Valentine’s Day music class activities.
“Words on the Candy” works well with the Valentine Candy composition activity.
“Pass the Valentine” – Teaching Video, Mp3 Audio Tracks and presentation
WEB SHOP LINK
I’m hoping that these free and easy to use Valentine’s Day music class activities will help you this week in music class!
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