Since I have so many campers that have no prior musical experience, I wanted to introduce the musical alphabet in a fun way. So, I pulled out my parachute and labeled 14 stickers with the letters of the musical alphabet! I put a sticker on each of the campers and the two teens I roped into helping this week so I had 14 players. Perfect for 7 letters of the musical alphabet times 2! I was careful to put two campers with the same letter on them across from each other.
Everyone held a handle on the parachute and we practiced counting with steady beat while we lifted the parachute up and down. Then, I randomly called a letter of the musical alphabet. The two players with that letter, ran under the parachute as it went up and tried to reach the other side before we brought the parachute back down towards the ground.
We also played, "Tic-Tac-Terminology!" If they could answer a terminology question correctly they they were able to chose a spot to sit on the tic-tac-tarp! Of course, it was a wet tarp and periodically it had to be "cooled down"! As soon as one team got 3 in a row, they won!
Tomorrow they will have the opportunity to be quizzed on an individual basis to try and earn individual medals. It should be another fun day at Music Olympics!