Practice a couple of times, and then do the actions along with the song you are working on. For the most part, these are like "hand jives." They are good for rythm, counting the beat, movement - just let the kids imaginations go!
The full sheet is an example of the symbols that I use. The top right could be "Clap, Snap, Clap, Snap..." The one under that could be "Pat (lap), Clap, Snap, Clap." The bottom one could be "Turn...2...Clap...Jump." (The 2 would be the second count in a 4-count measure). The bottom left could be "Clap, Snap, Groove Left, Groove Right." See? Fun! You can come up with a million different sequences and make them easy or challenging. And it's a SUPER easy activity that can fill up the entire singing time. Try it!Pin It Now!