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Ireland: Creative Movement for Any Learning Space

Creative Movement is a fun way to get your students out of their chairs to explore concepts and the elements of time, space, and energy through natural body movements. Creative Movement activities help to refine gross motor skills and facilitate the exploration of movement and musical elements. In a classroom setting, Creative Movement works best as a quiet activity

Creative Movement Idea: Focus on the theme of Ireland and pose the following creative movement questions for your students to answer with their bodies.

Movement Questions: Students are posed a series of questions and are encouraged to move their bodies in ways that express their answers to the questions you pose. This type of creative movement approach encourages students to think for themselves, connect the mind and body, move in ways that feel appropriate to their bodies, and engages the students in creative thinking.

Teacher Tip: As the children are moving their bodies to answer your creative movement questions, talk about how you see them moving their bodies. Example: I see Robbie is crouching low and moving in a sneaky way to hide his pot of gold. I see Cheri is moving her feet quickly and doing an Irish jig.

Question 1: If you were a leprechaun, how would you move? Move your body like a leprechaun for 32 counts.

Question 2: If you were a four-leaf clover, how would you move? Will you start off as a seed and sprout? Will you pretend to be picked from the clover patch? Move your body like you are a four-leaf clover for 32 counts.

Question 3: If you were storm clouds, how would you move? Move your body like a storm cloud for 32 counts.

Question 4If you were raindrops, falling from a storm cloud, how would you move? Move your body like raindrops for 32 counts.

 

What If Dragons Were Real?

If only dragons were real, and you could be a dragon master of any dragon which one would it be, and why? We love the “Dragon Masters” series. Check out “Rise of the Earth Dragon” read aloud with us. Story Time with Amber and Erin sites are kid, tween and teen friendly. You can also find us at: Facebook, InstagramPinterest, and Twitter. We are two sisters on a mission to make a difference by spreading fun and engaging literacy experiences across the globe. – Amber and Erin 🙂

Have You Ever Built a Snowman?

It’s FREEZING outside! Or, maybe it isn’t. Maybe you live in a place where there is now snow. Have you ever built a snowman before? Have you ever been out in the snow right after it’s fallen? You can easily make tracks in the snow. Join us as we read aloud “Tracks in the Snow.” by Wong Herbert Yee. This is one of our very favorite books. Thanks for tuning and please like, comment and subscribe to our Youtube channel, Story Time With Amber And Erin. We are two sisters on a mission to make a difference by spreading fun and engaging literacy experiences across the globe. – Amber and Erin 😀

Get a Jump Start on Creating Your Plan to Catch Santa!

Now’s the time to create your plan to catch Santa! What’s the plan this year? Will it be leaving cookies in your bedroom and then attempting to stay awake to catch him? Or, will you catch one of the Prep and Landing Elves first and then tell Santa that he has to come say hello to pick up the elf? We’re looking forward to this year’s ideas! Get some inspiration by listening to us read aloud “How to Catch Santa” by Jean Reagan and Illustrated by Lee Wildish. You can also find us at: Facebook, InstagramPinterest, and Twitter. We are two sisters on a mission to make a difference by spreading fun and engaging literacy experiences across the globe. – Amber and Erin