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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Words, Geometric, and Emotion Activities

  Words, Geometric Shapes, and
Emotions Activities

Activity #1 – Be an Occupation.   Children like to mimic and asking a child to mimic individually an occupation like be a piano
player, teacher, animal trainer, ballet dancer
or any other occupation created by you.  It is fun to watch children create and use their imagination to fulfill the occupation.

Activity #2 – Be a Geometric Shape.   Children individually are asked to use their bodies and make a circle, or square, or triangle, or
make designs like a flower by starting first to create a stem, adding leaves, and then the flowers.   This one really takes thinking and imagination to
perform.

Activity #3 – Be an Emotion.   Children individually show emotions like mad, happy, puzzled, worry, etc.   Find pictures and
cut them out from magazines, cartoon clips from newspapers, or from clip art on the internet.  Place them in a basket, mix them up, let the child pick out a picture and then show perform that
emotion to the class and let the class guess it.  You can also divide the class into 2 teams and a point is earned for each correct answer.

Non-Rhythm Symbols

Non-Rhythmical Symbols:

    The following symbols are
introduced one at a time to the whole class.  Have the first symbol (!) placed on a whiteboard/blackboard and then do “rub rub knees.”    
‼!! = rub rub knees   

Next add the second symbol

      x  X  X =clapping soft,
loud, louder

 Repeat the first two symbols, before adding the third symbol.

 √√√√√√ = tongue
clicking  

Repeat all 3 symbols.

  ^ = say “shh” and slide the pointed index finger up to the ceiling.

Repeat all 4 symbols.

 =one
LOUD stamp on the
foot!

Repeat all 5 symbols and repeat this 3
times.

*Children later can create their own sounds and
their own symbols.

   This activity involves both
“looking at the symbols” and “doing the action” for each.

  *Two different parts of the brain is
being thought out at the same time!