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Circle Music Games

Instructor: Abigail Cook
One way to make circle time more exciting in your classroom is to incorporate music. In this lesson, you'll find ideas about what songs to sing and what games to play when using music during circle time.

Circle Time

Circle time is the perfect place for fun and engaging activities where all students can participate. Typically scheduled in the morning, circle time is a good way to start off the day and get children excited about school. During circle time, many teachers talk about the calendar, days of the week, weather, and which children are present or absent. Other curriculum-based concepts can also be covered, such as numbers, letters, and basic reading skills, along with science concepts like animals and habitats.

Basically any activity that is engaging, organized, and designed for a group could fit well in circle time. Those related to music can include sing-a-longs and games, as we'll discuss next.

Sing-A-Long Games

This next section will give you some ideas of how to incorporate singing into your circle times. Singing is a natural way to include everyone in the circle, while reinforcing specific concepts. Since circle time is a usual part of preschool and early elementary school classes, these songs are geared towards younger students.

Wiggle Songs

Wiggles songs are a good way to warm up. They help students get their wiggles out and can be fun and silly. They can also help kids learn concepts like following directions or identifying body parts. You may teach your students actions that go along with these songs, which will help them remember the songs and keep them engaged.

''Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes''

Have students point to each body part as they sing this song.

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,

Knees and toes, knees and toes.

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,

Eyes, ears, mouth, and nose.

''Hello Friends''

Hello friends and how are you, how are you, how are you?

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