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Friday, April 10, 2015

Popcorn - Beat & Body Percussion


Here's an engaging movement and music activity I recently created. It's useful and joyful in the elementary music or dance classroom as well as the regular classroom as a 'brain break' (especially on testing days).

Notes: The number of popcorn pieces on the stage floor indicate how many beats each action should be performed. "Pat' is done with hands, and 'tap' is done with finger tips. The visuals change on the last beat of the previous section/measure to allow processing time.

Integrate by helping children predict/recall the sequence of movement as well as the mathematical relationship between 16, 8, and 4 beats. Assess accuracy in performing with a steady beat. ENJOY!

The darling kids clip art was created and licensed by EduClips , and the stage background was created by EnAz. Thank you, ladies!
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