“Speechy Hot Potato” music & speech therapy activity
-Age: 0-5 and up -Goal Area: Language and auditory processing -Name of Activity: Hot Potato -Objective: Children take turns being it: answering questions and playing the xylophone -Materials: prepared questions appropriate for group, xylophone -Method: Play a song meaningful to the group, and have the children pass a maraca around the circle. When the music stops, the child holding the maraca must answer a question. Invite the speech therapist into this process if you can. (If the group is non-verbal, have the child follow a direction.) That child then goes to the center of the circle and plays the xylophone while the process is repeated. Continue until everyone has had a turn answering questions and playing the xylophone. -Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margie@musictherapytunes.com Sing to any age-appropriate song. An non-fascinating example is as follows: Tune: Wheels on the Bus, or any other kid song. As you see the words are easy to adapt. Lyrics: C G C Shake the maraca and pass it down. Pass it down. Pass it down. Shake the maraca and pass it down. G C Until the music stops.
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