BEACH BALL FUN is a collection of 3 PowerPoint activities that are perfect for the beginning of a new school year.
A SONG – Beach Ball Fun is an original song about some of the exciting things your students may have done during their summer vacation. Once you have introduced the song, ask your students to share their favorite summer activity with the class. This song is a great way to review or introduce melodic direction. Examples of up, down and same are easily identifiable in both the melody and the lyrics. Interactive slides for each direction are included in this PowerPoint presentation.
RHYMES AND PASSING GAMES – This PowerPoint presentation includes 2 different Passing Game Rhymes. Your students will love passing a beach ball to the steady beat in these elimination-style passing games.
Summer Fun is the perfect follow-up activity to the song Beach Ball Fun. Your students will recite this rhyme while passing a beach ball on the steady beat. The child holding the beach ball on the last word of the rhyme will share his/her favorite summer activity with the class. This will be done as a singing response to a question sung by the teacher.
What’s Your Name? is a great beginning of the school year activity. This passing game will help you learn the names of your students as they pass a beach ball on the steady beat. The child holding the beach ball on the last word of the rhyme will share his/her name with the class. This will be done as a singing response to a question sung by the teacher.
AN INTERACTIVE LISTENING ACTIVITY - This activity was created to reinforce the melodic concepts of up, down and same that were covered in the song, Beach Ball Fun. In this interactive game, your students will decide if a melody moves mostly up, mostly down or mostly stays on the same note. This interactive PowerPoint includes 30 different sound clips.
Assessment opportunities include: Singing, Steady Beat and Melodic Direction
WAV Files and Assessment Sheet included.