Encourage your youngest elementary music kiddos with weekly musical field trips! This trip takes the kids to Grandpa's Farm for the day, where they explore animal sounds (and do a little vocal exploration without realizing it)! There are opportunities for feeling the steady beat, formative assessment, 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!!! =)