Capture the attention of your students this December with three engaging SMARTBoard activities sure to delight Elf-ry one in your classroom. These three activities, though stand-alone, can be used for whole-class instruction or for centers.
Use the Magic Stem Race to review and / or reinforce correct stem placement on notes on the staff. Utilizing the fading ink features of the Magic Pen, this activity quickly becomes a race to see who can complete the stems correctly before the ink fades. I speak from experience; Elf-rybody will be engaged and want to try it!
The next two activities are designed to review and/ or reinforce the Kodaly hand signs and solfege syllables.
In this activity, students will match the solfa hand sign (tag) to the matching syllable (gift box.) Utilizing the SMARTBoard Activity builder add-on interactive feature, the tags are designed to spin if correctly matched.
There are two groups of Snowflake solfa pages. The first group uses only So - mi, and the second group uses so-mi-la. Spinning snowflakes make this interactive activity especially fun for the children. Use this activity to have students sing or echo sofa patterns. This activity is one of my students' favorites!
This SMARTBoard file is designed for two options:
1. Use each activity in a stand-alone 10-15 minute activity. The "Next" buttons will take you through each page sequentially.
2. Use the "Bell" navigation buttons on each page to go through the entire file in random order. Use this option for a longer class time and for a variety of activities.
Santa Solfege is another interactive lesson for the more advanced students.
I hope these activities will be fun and helpful for your students and that you will feel more confident and comfortable using the IWB to create an engaging, interactive music class.
Don't be afraid to let them touch the SMARTBoard!