Creative Movement in Circle Time

Mar 14, 2016

You're reading this wonderful book during circle time...

Pause right at that crucial moment in the story when the tree goes boom boom and all the little letters fall down.

Ask children to stand up and make themselves into a letter.  Start with simple ones like a t, or an r...  Then ask them to look at the page, pick any letter and strike a pose.  Then act it out -- everyone falls down and goes BOOM, BOOM!   (Think this would be too dangerous in your small circle time space?  Go outside and try it in the grass!)

This is an example of creative movement that encourages children to act on what they are learning and express their individuality.  Learn more about the how you can get kids moving in ways that benefit learning at The Significance of Creative Movement for Kids

Take our course Circle Time: The Heart of Classroom Community for more great ideas to incorporate in your daily circle times!

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