Shamrockin’ with Movement Props
One of my favorite ways to incorporate music and movement into our days is by using holidays and the times of the year.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming and I’m excited to share a song written by Rachel Rambach Listen & Learn Music! It’s title says it all, “Shamrockin’ Song.” It’s sure to do that and get stuck in your head! My kiddos LOVED it (and so does their mom.)
We’ll be giving the song and balloon ball away this week!
Now I’ll share some ways we’ve been having fun with it.
Shamrockin’ with the Stretchy Band
Sometimes when I hear a song, I know it will be a great one with the stretchy band and any time I hear Irish music, it gets my feet tapping, and I want to start dancing like Riverdance! You’ll see our feet attempt to do an Irish jig in this video. With lyrics like this: hey, hey, move left and right, up and down, it’s great to use with the stretchy band. If we had a little more I think it would be fun to put the kids on the connect-a-stretchy band straight and have them dance in a jig line!
Shamrockin’ Streamer Craft
Using scarves or streamers to move along with the Shamrockin’ Song would allow more individual interpretation of the song.
We had fun cutting out these shamrocks and adding some “gold” for tails. Glitter of course was a must!
Then we danced along with the song following the directions in the song.