Friday, January 18, 2013

Ice-Skating in the Music Room!

Kindergarten classes have been doing winter activities in music class!  One of their favorite activities has been ice-skating.  They love pretending that the music room has turned into an ice-skating rink and that paper plates are their ice skates.  :)  This is such a great way for the students to practice expressive movement (MKGM.1.a. Respond to contrasts and events in music with gross locomotor and non-locomotor movements) while also being exposed to various classical pieces.  Here they are skating away...



  1. Looks like great fun! What pieces do you typically use with this activity?

    1. Thank you! :) I tend to use waltzes such as: Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky), Swan Lake Waltz (Tchaikovsky), Blue Danube (Strauss), Skater's Waltz (Waldteufel). They have a great "skating" feel and are the right length of time - about 5-7 minutes long. Thanks for reading!