TOP 20 TYPES OF ACTIVITIES I USE AT MY SCHOOL

General types of activities and variations I do with my kids, who contend with language, communication, learning difficulties…  ages: 2-12.

  1. Mirroring/imitating activities.
  2. Circle dances.
  3. Instruments  -general rhythm instruments, homemade instruments.
  4. Songs with motions/movements/signs.
  5. Role playing/pretending/pretending.
  6. Lyric discussion.
  7. Lyric/Song writing…  adapting songs, fill-in-the-blank songs, mad lib songs
  8. Story writing to music.  Accompaniment to a story.
  9. Singing activities.
  10. Specific concepts taught through music.
  11. Auditory identification of sounds.
  12. Auditory attention span, discrimination and memory.
  13. Relaxation or coping strategy experiences.
  14. Guided imagery (very light unless done with a pro.)
  15.  Finger plays.
  16. Adaptive instrument lessons.
  17.  Call-response activities.
  18. Drawing to music.
  19. Improvising of every kind; instruments, dance, vocals.
  20. Dancing to live or recorded music.
  21. Play instruments in turn and cooperatively (ie: divide up a drum set and share the beat.) by Margie La Bella of MusicTherapyTunes.com
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