Wednesday, July 13, 2011

More Camp Happenings!

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.
The kids loved it!  It was a great way to reinforce steady beat and the musical alphabet.  I tried tricking them by naming some random letters such as "H" and "Q" but they were quick to let me know I had it ALL WRONG!

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!


Unknown said...

WOW! Looks so fun, wishing I was there too! :D

Jennifer Foxx said...

Fun! I need to break out my parachute again. The kids love it and I haven't used it in a few years. I think I'm just going to have to use it this next year! The human tic-tac-toe game looked fun too! :0)