Emotions / Gestures

CLASS AGE.

Yrs 3, 4, 5

DURATION.

5-10 mins

EQUIPMENT.

Optional music.  Suggested music ‘Hello / Goodbye’ by The Beatles

FACILITY.

Hall / Outdoors

ACTIVITY TYPE.

Warm Up / Fun activity

NOTES.

This is a great warm up Dance Game, ideal for inexperienced or unconfident delivering Dance. This is also a great icebreaker.

AIMS

-To increase heart rate
-Mobilization of body
-To increase spatial awareness and movement pathways
-To develop creativity and confidence
-Understanding of different emotions

MAIN ACTIVITY

Start class moving around the area in any direction. Remember that children will tend to walk around in one direction which creates a big circle, to counteract this change the direction frequently , ask them to walk in different directions, try to move in the opposite direction to the flow and weave in and out of the children to create more movement pathways.

Introduce emotions one at a time starting with:

HELLO= Walking fwds, swinging arms, confident strides

GOODBYE= Walking bwds, looking behind

ANGRY=Stomping, stamping big heavy steps

SAD=Small turning on the spot finishing sitting on the floor

Other emotions to add could be Nervous, Scared and Excited, the children will happily invent movement patterns for these and other emotions/gestures they may suggest.

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LINKS

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