Encourage your youngest elementary music kiddos with weekly musical field trips! This trip takes the kids to the Chicago Zoo, where they identify different animals and perform solos!! There are opportunities for feeling the steady beat, formative assessment, lots of solo singing, and just plain fun! The best part is you don't even have to leave the classroom!!
My kindergarten classes LOVE their weekly musical field trips. They look forward to them throughout the week and work hard to earn them.
After you try this with your classes, post a comment of your experiences!!! =)