Here are some ideas for Music and Movement that are connected to our “Water Unit”:
Play different kinds of music on a radio, CD player, or computer and encourage the children to dance freely or copy movements. Pause the music at various points and encourage students to “FREEZE!” when they hear the music stop.
These are our favorite freeze dance songs on youtube:
The Waltz of the Snowflakes
Play Tchaikovsky’s “Snowflake Waltz” for the children and invite them to listen and move to the music.
Introduce instruments such as rain sticks and wood blocks and encourage children to make the sounds of a rainstorm, waterfall, ocean waves or other water-related sounds.
Directions for how to make a rain stick: