-Goal Area: expressive and receptive language
-Objective: Children point to related body parts, pictures, clothing items and/or fill in the musical pause with the correct word (clothing item.)
-Materials: song, kids, props
-Method: sing, point, and do. I use a picture of a snowman wearing the various clothing items.
-Tune: Baby, it’s cold outside.
-Submitted by: Margie La Bella of music therapy tunes.
-Words, chords, and uses/benefits are featured on the following video. My videos can be looked up on youtube and are also on the VIDEO page of this website! Check them out and enjoy. http://youtu.be/OUcqCiMwyAo
-Goal Area: cognitive
-Name of Activity: Letters in the air
-Objective: Children will either make pre-letter shapes in the air or actual letters.
-Materials: props (see adaptations) children’s recorded song that offers a karaoke version, or familiar instrumental music.
-Method: Come up with a movement or sequence of movements to do during the chorus and make letter shapes during the verses. Sing/chant
what you’re doing. Pre-letter shapes can include: horizontal lines, vertical lines, dots, circles, “bounces,” curves, criss-crosses, and more. (Ask the OT or classroom teacher.)
-Adaptations: Use maracas or scarves. Use this activity to help the children so as to improve their skills such as crossing midline, following a shape, moving weaker muscles, following patterns and more. Again – ask the teacher or therapist what the kid’s needs are.
Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margielessonplans@gmail.com