Today’s post is all about Pirate Freeze Dance and Music Activities for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Get some fun and creative ideas for the elementary general music classroom to learn about Music Dynamics and Expression.
PIRATE FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITY ON YOUTUBE
Ahoy Me Hearties! This here PIRATE FREEZE DANCE will have ye Scallywags workin’ out them there wiggles lest they scuttle the ship and cause a mutiny!
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TEACH DYNAMICS WITH FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITIES
Pirate FREEZE DANCE & Dynamics Lesson, Brain Break, Movement Activity is packed with materials you can use to teach the Freeze Dance activity, Music Dynamics, and Action Verbs.
Not only will your students have an amazing time doing the FREEZE DANCE actions, but they’ll also love the coloring sheets, games and activities the help them connect movement with concepts.
Materials include, video, power point, flash cards, worksheets, games, activities, lesson plans and teaching steps.
HIGH & LOW, FAST & SLOW, LOUD & SOFT ACTIVITIES
HOW TO USE FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITIES
STATIONS OR CENTERS
Students love to create things and play games. In this resource you’ll find 6 activities you can use in Stations and Centers that provide these opportunities for student engagement.
BUILD CLASSROOM COMMUNITY
As students play together, they will develop relationships. Freeze dance is 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. You can compliment and point out how each student is doing the actions. You can play copy cat or have some students showcase their groovy moves. 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 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.
Use the video for a minute of for the full length.
Have students finished their work? Use 1 minute of the video as a transition activity.
Or, use the activity to help students move from desks to going to the library. Have them stand up 2 minutes early and play freeze dance- then line up to go to lunch or other activities.
Have students been sitting and need a brain break? You can use this freeze dance 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 freeze dance activities right before a holiday. You can use them during the weeks you know students are more distracted and need help channeling their energy.
Overall, you’ll find that FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITIES can be a great addition to your teacher tool box.
PIRATE SONGS AND DANCE ACTIVITIES
This blog post is full of pirate music and movement activities. “SING, MOVE, PLAY LIKE A PIRATE”
CHECK OUT THE PIRATE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT BUNDLE OF ACTIVITIES
Ahoy Matey’s! Elementary Music Teachers. You can use these fine Pirate activities across your grade levels. There’s treasure for everyone in this here bundle of Pirate Rhythms, Dance, Song, Chants, Google Slides Drag and Drop activities for “Talk Like a Pirate” Day in September! K-6 Applications Easily adaptable for all grades.
Elementary music class students love to sing, dance and practice and perform rhythms. Upper and lower elementary students will love imitating pirates and chanting about their life in these original and rhyming rhythm chants. Perfect for a music program too!
Most of all I hope you get some ideas on how to “Talk Like a Pirate” in your music classes on September 21st!
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