Starting out lessons with a quick video is a great way to get students hooked on the day’s lesson. Here are a few short videos to go along with singing games on musical opposite concepts high/low, fast/slow, and loud/soft.
Students march to steady beat and then freeze on high to reach as high as they can and low to touch their toes. Add another level by having students march in a circle.
Sing High, Sing Low
Students stand in a circle and pass a dog (or other stuffed animal) to the student they call. In order to show who has had a turn, have students keep one hand on their head until the stuffed animal is passed to them.
Students sit in a circle while one student(the sleeping grizzly bear) sits outside of the circle facing away from the rest of the group. One student in the circle is chosen to “wake” the grizzly bear by tapping the grizzly bear on the shoulder during the last two lines of the song (please be very quiet….). When students sing the word mad, the grizzly bear turns around and has three guesses to find who tapped them on the shoulder.