Looking for some fun Patriotic music and movement activities? Keep reading to get some patriotic music and movement activity ideas you can use for any patriotic holiday.
PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT AND MUSIC ACTIVITIES
Music and movement activities can be fun brain breaks, movement activities and substitute lessons.
WHY MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES ARE SO IMPORTANT
Here are just some of the reasons why movement activities are so important.
Help children develop gross and fine motor skills
Provide a brain break
Provide an outlet for emotions
Help create social connections
Provide physical activity
Connect direction words with movement
HOW TO USE MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES IN YOUR CLASSROOM
BUILD CLASSROOM COMMUNITY
As students play together, they will develop relationships. Scarf activities are an “individual” activity where everyone can do their own interpretation of the movements and there’s no right or wrong way to do them. This kind of activity creates a fair playing ground for everyone. Try complimenting the students who are doing the correct actions to show how to do the actions.
Ask one student to showcase their favorite moves from the video. Use this activity as part of your class meetings and then talk about how everyone moves differently, but we’re all having fun and doing it together.
TEACH THE ACTIONS
Scroll through the video or the presentation and teach the actions. When I scroll, I mute the music so that it doesn’t bother students ears or make them giggle. That way you can use the video to teach the actions. You may want to demonstrate how you want students to move and help them define their personal space.
Play the video on a small computer or screen at a station/center for students to do as part of your rotations.
Have students been sitting and need a brain break? You can use this scarf activity to help students stay focused. Students need brain breaks especially if they’ve been sitting for a while or testing. You can start the video at any time and let it run for the length of time you want the kids to have a brain break.
I use games and scarf activity activities right before a holiday. You can use them during the weeks you know students are more distracted and need help channeling their energy.
Let’s start with scarf activities!
Your students will love the swishing, swooshing, wiggling, and tossing scarves to patriotic music.
- This resource includes a video with actions and music you can show to your students anytime.
- Connect Math Directional words with movement using the directional words worksheet as an extension activity.
- And, the coloring sheets can help students connect movement actions to the directional words.
- It also includes Flash Cards that you can print out and use in centers and stations.
- The presentation pdf can be used in google apps on computers, TV’s, tablets and projected onto an interactive whiteboard or screen in your classroom.
- Use this Patriotic scarf activity in your patriotic themed music, and preschool classes.
- Everyone loves a patriotic movement activity.
- You can use it as a brain break or P.E. activity too!
Here are the actions your students will do during this activity:
3. High and low
5. Here and there
7. Toss and catch
11. Criss cross
12. Free choice
Overall, you’ll find that SCARF ACTIVITIES can be a great addition to your teacher tool box.
PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
MORE SUMMER MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
OCEAN FRIENDS SCARF ACTIVITY
OCEAN FRIENDS FREEZE DANCE
OCEAN FRIENDS BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITY
DINOSAUR SCARF ACTIVITY
Let’s do the dinosaur scarf activity!
DINOSAUR FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITY
Kids love a scarf and ribbon movement activity, and they’ll love the patriotic themed music too!
Celebrate the U.S.A. with this Patriotic scarf and ribbon activity!
So much Patriotic fun!
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