In last month’s issue we asked teachers:

What are some of the activities using music that your students enjoy?

 Here are some of the answers we received alongside some additional ideas. Do you want to participate and share your ideas? Check out this month’s questions in the Your Turn! section – Your Top Tips.
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–       The activities using music that my students enjoy the most are: 

  1. After singing the whole song doing mimic gestures, substitute every new word in the song by a mimic gesture. We start singing the whole song and substitute one word each time. When we have done it with all the new words, we add every word one by one again doing the mimic gestures at the same time. It’s the same tecnique of the famous Spanish song “Mi barba tiene tres pelos”. If the song is about animals, we use the onomatopoeias. 
  2. When there are questions and answers in the song, we do two big groups: one group asks and the other one answers. Then they change their roles. 
  3. Doing canons if it’s possible.                                – Carmen Vª Ripoll

 

–       I use songs to develop speaking skills and cultural competences. – Natalia    

 

–       I usually make a fake microphone and do lip-sync contest

 

–       Memory – Match the music symbol to the word.  — Daniela  

 

–       Pass the puppet. Play some music and pass a puppet around the class or around the circle. Stop the music. When the music stops, the child holding the puppet answers a question or follows an instruction

 

–       I start the class with the ‘Hello’ song – Gabriela

 

–       We sing the weather song – they love it!

 

–       I always do actions with songs – Ana Sanchez, Orduña

 

–       I use classical music in the background when they are colouring or to inspire creativity. – David  

 

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