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1 Stormy waters
Move around like boats in a storm
Creating Music and Dance
Development matters: imitate and create movement in response to music (30-50 months); begin to move rhythmically (40-60+ months).
Early learning goal: recognise and explore how sounds can be changed, sing simple songs from memory, recognise repeated sounds and sound patterns and match movements to music.
What you need
Group size: whole group.
Range of percussion instruments such as triangles, shakers, tambourines, drums and cymbals; large space.
What to do
Ask the children to sit in a circle and place the box of percussion instruments in the centre. Invite one or two children at a time to select an instrument and ask them to make a sound with it that reminds them of a storm.
Let the children practise building up a storm using the instruments, from quiet, gentle sounds to swishing and noisy wind, crashing thunder and so on.
In a large space, ask the children to pretend that they are little boats bobbing along happily on the sea. Tell them that a storm is coming and that the waves are going to get bigger. Encourage them to twirl and twist, and pretend that the waves are crashing around them.
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