Because the studio recital is this Friday night, I wanted to do something fun this week in lessons. Everyone is excited, but there is also some performance anxiety, so I wanted to make this week a fun week and try to capitalize on the excitement rather than focus on their nervousness. With that in mind, I am planning some fun "Christmas activities" to do in individual lessons or to do with a couple of them that come back-to-back for lessons. In addition to going over their recital pieces, I'm also planning...
a game of Musical Christmas Lights designed by Susan Paradis which is going to work great for my beginning students. They love to play "bingo" type games and using fun glass pieces to cover the lights will be a hit!
For my pre-reading students I picked up these foam snowflakes, adapted them with keyboards to help reinforce key names, and plan to hide them around the studio.
fall workshop and the kids have been asking me to do it again! I picked snowflakes so that I can use them in other ways all winter long. Fun! Fun!
You can find these rhythms already done for you on D'Net's site here. Just print, laminate and have fun!
Any fun Christmas activities you are planning?