Why is St. Patrick’s Day a great time to use scarf movement activities? There’s many reasons from helping getting out wiggles to strengthening gross motor skills.
Keep reading to get some St. Patrick’s Day scarf movement ideas for your music classes.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCARF ACTIVITY IDEAS
Scarf movement activities can help your students channel energy and learn concepts too!
Scarf movement activities can help develop gross motor skills, coordination, reading ability and build classroom community too!
AND-Movement activities are fun way to engage students and TEACH.
This month’s scarf activity will have your students moving with fun Leprechauns.
Did you know that Sing Play Create has a Scarf activity for each month of the school year?
Scarf Activities for Anytime of Year PLUS:
- SEPTEMBER: Pirate Scarf Activities VIDEO
- OCTOBER: Halloween Scarf Activities VIDEO
- NOVEMBER: Turkey Scarf Activities VIDEO
- DECEMBER: Holiday Scarf Activities VIDEO
- JANUARY: Winter Scarf Activities VIDEO
- FEBRUARY: Valentine Scarf Activities VIDEO
- MARCH: St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Scarf Activities VIDEO
- Free Leprechaun Scarf Activity “Underneath the Rainbow” VIDEO
- APRIL: Buggy Scarf Activities
- MAY: Scarf Directional Activity VIDEO
PATRIOTIC SCARF ACTIVITIES you can use in September, November, February, May and July.
Scarf activities are great for teaching HIGH/LOW, FAST/SLOW.
Try integrating a scarf activity with your high/low music lesson.
After you sing your high/low song and show pitch using solfege signs, have students show high/low with scarves.
Here’s an example of how I’ve used this in my classroom.
I begin class with “Buggy Vocal Explorations” where students use their voice to follow the path of the bug across the page.
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Next we sing a song to show high/low like “Gallump Went the Little Green Frog”. Students sing the song, show high/low with their hands and then take turns singing and jumping high/low to the music.
Next, I would pass out scarves to everyone to use during the song.
I’ve found it helpful to teach exactly what I’m looking for- how to hold the scarf, how to show high/low and clarify to keep scarf in hand and personal space.
Following these procedures gives students 4 different experiences with high and low.
During the next class time, we will then play the high/low song.
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You can use these ideas in most of your music lessons.
Integrating movement as one of the ways students will experience a music concept will help you reach more students too!
I believe that we teachers CAN help students exercise fine and gross motor skills, stay focused, burn energy and have fun.
We can do this in short bursts of organized movement activities.
All it takes is providing a bit of structure to ensure students can transition from movement back to seat work.
Consider organizing your brain breaks for the entire month. This is one reason Sing Play Create offers thematic movement activities, lessons and songs.
You can plan your entire school year out by utilizing these themed activities for each month of the school year.
And, if you’re looking for INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC for your movement activities, you will want to check out Sing Play Create on iTunes and Spotify!
When you subscribe to the Sing Play Create Resource Library you will access to FREE scarf and movement activities.
Creative movement scarf activities provide opportunities to also practice social and team working skills and experience positive exercise!
Students will have stronger relationships with classmates as they move and play together.
Try movement activities to strengthen your classroom relationships. Discuss ways movement helps everyone in your class meetings and considering using the activities to kickstart conversations about teamwork.
Overall, scarf activities are a great way to incorporate movement into your classroom.
MORE SCARF ACTIVITY IDEAS
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