“The 12 Days of Song Writing” for music therapy with children and teens
-Age: 6 to 12 and older -Goal: cooperation and cognitive skills -Name of Activity: The Twelve Days of Whatever (you’d like.) First day of school, Halloween, -Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Arbor day….Vacation. -Materials: Pen and paper, instruments to accompany each verse and represent each character. -Method: Write it. Assign instrument parts. Have the students play when their character is mentioned. -Draw pictures to symbolize each part of the song and each corresponding instrument. -Submitted by: Margie la Bella of musictherapytunes.com -Melody: the 12 days of Christmas Sample words: On the first day of Halloween my ghoulfriend gave to me. 1. An owl in a haunted tree. (The instrument could be a whistle, blowing into a bottle, an ocarina….) 2. Two trick-or-treaters (Say it in an obnoxious voice.) 3. Three scary skeletons (play a guiro or clatterpillar) Make up your own with your own creatures.
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