Since St. Patrick's Day is rapidly approaching, we have seen rainbows everywhere, from foods, and crafts to science experiments. We occasionally get lucky and see one in the sky too. Our children love rainbows and they enjoy singing. Since this week's theme for Playful Preschool is rainbows, I decided to combine their love of rainbows and singing by having them invent their own songs. This activity is great for children of all ages.
Have Children of All Ages Invent Their Own Songs:
Give children a topic or a choice of topics and have them invent their own songs about it on the spot. You could also have topics written on pieces of paper that they draw out of a bag. Whatever topic they pick, they make up a song about it. If possible, videotape them and have them watch themselves and others.
- The Zoo
- Animals (specific or general)
- Outer Space
- Ice Cream
- Encourages creativity
- Helps kids develop improvisational skills which are important throughout life
- Builds literacy skills by having them formulate lyrics
- Helps them develop self confidence
- When they are able to watch themselves on video, it gives them instant feedback about their own work
Have you had your kids or students invent their own songs? Do they do it even if you don't request it? Ours do! I'd love to read your stories on the Capri + 3 Facebook page or right here in the comments.
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