Have your primary take over for you with this fun YOU Be the Conductor review activity! They will love learning how to lead music in singing time and that it’s more than just waving your arms!
This is a wonderful and simple way to have any song you need to review over and over again. So put the kids in charge and let them be the conductor. As the primary music leader, they need to do 3 things:
- Know the words and sing them loudly to the Primary
- Wave their conductor stick as we sing
- Make sure the other kids are singing. If kids are not, the conductor can point them out with their conductor stick (we’ll see if this one flies. I don’t want hurt feelings).
So after I introduce my activity, I’ll pick a conductor and let them come up and choose a conductor stick:
Older children will enjoy learning how to really conduct while younger children will have fun either mimicking you or coming up with their own moves!
If you want to begin to teach children the basics of leading music, have them slap their legs (for the down beat, or beat 1), then clap (for 2/4), clap again (for 3/4), and clap again (for 4/4).
Thank you to kids toys! If you don’t have a toy collection of conductor sticks, I’d suggest cooking utensils or get creative…any other suggestions? Leave a comment.
Hopefully each child will get to come up and be the conductor. While the kids are conducting, I’ll go sit myself in their seat – a fair trade! If I start to get crunched on time, I’ll have more than one child at a time.