Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ready for a World Adventure?

If so, you now have everything you need!!

It's been about 2 years in the making and is now available for sale in my store!  World Adventure! is a compilation of over 50 games, activities, science projects & crafts designed to celebrate the diversity of our world!  With the help of this resource, you can explore 33 countries in 6 continents.  It is structured by continent and each game or activity relates back to the country it was inspired by.  You can run World Adventure! as a camp or simply use it as a resource within your classroom or studio as you explore world music.  

World Adventure! has all the information you need for each activity including a supply list and detailed instructions.  It also includes many resources you can print out and information you need to make individual pieces.  If you'd like to run this as a camp, I've provided detailed information as to how I ran mine with a printable passport and stickers for each country!  In addition, there is a word wall of unique world instruments that you can easily print out!

I ran this camp twice last summer and my students told me it was one of the best camps...EVER!  They often ask me during lessons if we can play a game or do an activity we did at World Adventure! last summer.

World Adventure! is available for $39.00 as an instant download.   The best news?  I'm offering one copy FREE to one of you!  Simply leave a comment BY 5/23/14 letting me know how you would use this resource in your classroom or studio and you will be entered in a random drawing!  To add a second entry, just post about it on your own blog and then add a second comment here letting me know and you have more chances to win!

If you prefer, you can choose one of my other resources - RoadTrip USA! or Meet the Composers! 
If you are planning a camp this summer, any of these 3 resources would make a great choice!  I hope whatever you do, that your summer plans are falling into place.!

51 comments:

Julia T. said...

I've been wanting to hold a world music camp, and this sounds like it would be perfect! Thanks for doing this giveaway, Sheryl!

Heidi said...

I would love to use this for my group lesson activities during the summer!

Roshi said...

What a wonderful way to motivate and engage students! Would love to use this resource in my studio

Kathy said...

I've really been looking for a summer camp idea, and this looks amazing. I would love to try it! Thanks for the great offer.

Rebecca said...

That sounds like such a great music camp! Thanks for the giveaway!

pburgpiano said...

I do a piano camp every summer and any of your three sound like terrific ideas!!!

Jennifer Foxx said...

I am excited to use the Road Trip camp in a couple weeks! This World Adventure resource looks fantastic. I would use it as a yearly theme and incorporate it in a camp and group lessons throughout the year.

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

I just found out about the music camp from another blog and would love to use it for my piano group classes this summer. It would be able to be a run way to break up routine and do something different. Thanks for doing this! :)

Patty Wise said...

I have a Piano Discovery Camp for children who have not taken piano and are interested in learning. I have been looking for something for current students. This would be great for them as a camp or "piano parties".

Leia said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I am running summer camps for the first time this year and this would make my planning so much simpler :D besides, as my students are very international, I think they would love this opportunity to go on a world music adventure :)

Rebecca Arnett said...

This looks great! I would use it with my 4th and 5th graders as a "mini unit" during classroom instruction.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting together ideas for music camp, and loved this idea you posted years ago. It would be great to use this! Thanks for all the ideas and fun games you make available! I'd love to use this resource! Aleta

Tiffiny Allen said...

I am looking so forward to a summer camp this year, and your program is just the thing I need to make it great. Thanks so much.

Donna McLain said...

Love this theme! So versatile, culturally, musically.....you could even have a monthly group lesson and do a different country each month. Then at the end of the year do a "Travel around the World" theme and each student perform a different type of song.......Hey, that is a good idea that I just might use!!!

Anonymous said...

I am the founder of Heart Academy of Music, a Christian based music ministry school that not only provides a well rounded music education for children and youth, but also focuses on community outreach in our community. Some of the outreach programs include free lessons through homeless shelters and our Adopt a Student Program (people from the community can adopt one of our students to pay for their lesson fees and support them in their performances), music workshops in children's hospitals, nursing home performances and service, and Acts of Random Music (students and teachers go out into the community and put on unexpected performances). Our biggest community outreach program is our Backyard Music Clubs. This is a free summer music camp for children, ages 5-15, in lower income areas of our city. We offer a fun and safe environment for children to learn all about music and get a free meal. Our theme this year is Music Around the World. I have been looking for a good curriculum for Musical Destinations station and have yet to find something that will work. I am very interested in a lot of the games and techniques I have seen in your blog and I think this program would be perfect for our camp. I hope that we can use "World Adventure"!
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Bear said...

I will be doing summer camps for the first time this summer, and I'm nervous! I would absolutely love to use some of your resources!!

Val said...

I'm working on some summer camp material, and these look fantastic!! I would love to use one of them for a camp this year.

Carmen said...

These would be wonderful resources for my summer camp! Thank you, Sheryl.

Jessica said...

Planning my very first summer camp this year and this looks like so much fun!! It combines my love of travel and world cultures with my love of music - can't wait to share this with my students!!

Sharesa Larsen said...

I would love to use this as a music camp next year or as fun games in my group lessons. Thank-you so much for all your hard work on these things!

Claire Westlake said...

I am looking for a new incentive program for my studio this coming fall. I tried one for the first time last year and it was a HUGE success! In fact, I have had many referrals for new students because of it. I also review music education ideas for the DVMTA Facebook page and would like to review this as well. I have heard it's loads of fun! Thanks!

Lynelle Vogel said...

I would love to have a free copy of another camp. I just purchased the world camp. Looking forward to using it this summer.

Carol said...

Thanks for offering the free give-away! Your books look great!
I also struggle with the technology aspect of teaching. I have loved reading so many wonderful blogs, but then I felt like I wasn't doing enough! My students LOVE having note races and playing board games with me, etc. Technology is the way of the world these days and it plays a part, but thanks for verifying that it's still okay to do some things the old-fashioned way! :o)

Jeff Dickerson said...

Thank you for giving us all of these neat opportunities to teach. I'm looking forward to starting a summer music camp, if not this year then in the near future.

Heidi said...

I'd be interested in trying to use this at individual lessons, possibly try a camp sometime too!

Sue said...

Summer Camps are so much fun and your curriculum sounds like a blast.

Saundra said...

Your summer camps look like so much fun! I can tell you've put so much effort in putting these together. I know my students would love to take a trip around the world! Or even a "roadtrip USA".

Rebecca said...

Your ideas look great - I would definitely use the World Adventure camp. Thanks for the giveaway!

Allisha said...

I do piano groups with my students and they love it! I've never tried doing a summer camp. Looks like fun! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

Georgia said...

It's so wonderful to find a resource that has all the planning done for you! I've held summer camps for my students the last two years and, WOW!, they require a lot of time in planning and preparation. It's worth every minute, but when time is precious, having your materials already in place would be a God-send. Thank you for sharing your gift of teaching with the rest of us.

Cheri said...

I just discovered your blog. You have some wonderful ideas! I have been teaching piano lessons for many years, and am just now trying to make them more fun for my students. I have thought about offering music camps in the past, but never think about it in time to get it all together. Having the plans already in hand would be awesome!

Mandy said...

I'm always looking for more activities to do with my students, especially incorporating world musics!

Sharon Valverde said...

Thank you for this!!

Calene said...

I just found your blog through pintrest when searching for ideas for summer music camp. You have great resources! Thank you!

RHulin said...

My sisters and I are about to hold our second music camp! Would love to use this resource for future summer music camps. Thanks for the offer!

Bev said...

I would use this to teach my children!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love a copy to use during the school year. I teach at an International School...this would be perfect!

ericahdz2002 said...

I've been going crazy trying to come up with a new theme for this year's summer camp and this would be perfect! Thanks for creating these wonderful programs!

Lorraine Stiles said...

World Adventure looks like an amazing resource. I have never been brave enough to try to offer a summer camp, but my husband has been out of work for 14 months so if I win this it would be a perfect opportunity to earn some extra money and build up my confidence in offering a summer camp. I would also use it as an incentive during regular piano lessons to get my students more motivated. Thanks for offering this giveaway to someone.

Christina Sahloff said...

I was considering offering summer camp again this year. This program is perfect and thank you so much for creating it.

Whitney P said...

I'd love for World Adventure to be our theme for summer lessons. It would be fun to use different countries for each week of the summer. A Trip Around the World Recital would be really fun to plan for in August!

Ames said...

I'm a teacher struggling through "midlife crisis" in my studio - I need some things to spice it up!!

Amy said...

This is wonderful! I would love to use it as a year-long theme and practice incentive program and incorporate it into my group lessons and camps.

Karen said...

I would use it for piano camp or an incentive program for the year. Always looking for new ideas!

Mj Vogel said...

I am using Road Trip USA for my 1st time doing summer camps this summer. I am very interested in World Adventure for my next camp as well as in the classroom in the upcoming school year! Thanks for putting this together!

Leticia Lewis said...

I have used some of your other ideas in my piano camps. Would love to try a new one out.

Geri said...

I would love this resource! I would use it this summer for group lessons and all during the coming year!

Heart Academy of Music said...

Heart Academy of music would love to use your resources for our music ministry Backyard Music Clubs this summer. This is a free summer music program for children ages 5-15 in lower income areas. Our goal as a school is to spread music to those who wouldn't normally have the opportunity whether it be because they do not have the money to pay for lessons, no form of transportation, no support from their family, they have health issues, and much more. Music is so important and we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the joy that music brings to life.
We run strictly on donations at this point and any help in resources are always appreciated. Thank you!

Chrysanne said...

I LOVE the idea of a summer music camp! Some activities could even continue as a supplement to school music class in our local elementary school as after-school enrichment. Thank you!

Melissa said...

I can't believe I missed your deadline. I"m planning a camp for the first time after being asked by so many of my students and friends. would love a free copy of world adventure!!!

Linda Jakobson said...

I would love to be able to use your World Adventure. Every year we have a different theme and would love to use "World Adventure" this year. I would have a foam 4 x 8 ft board painted and we would travel from country to country using your program for learning. My students really look forward to using the games and learning from them. Thank you for the many ideas.