Yrs 3, 4, 5
Optional music. Suggested music ‘Hello / Goodbye’ by The Beatles
Hall / Outdoors
Warm Up / Fun activity
This is a great warm up Dance Game, ideal for inexperienced or unconfident delivering Dance. This is also a great icebreaker.
-To increase heart rate
-Mobilization of body
-To increase spatial awareness and movement pathways
-To develop creativity and confidence
-Understanding of different emotions
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.