ERIC Number: ED404270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Drama and Music: Creative Activities for Young Children.
Rubin, Janet; Merrion, Margaret
This book presents sequentially ordered activities designed to foster young children's native creativity. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1: "Unleashing Your Creative Potential," introduces the types of activities found in the body of the book and provides teaching suggestions. Part 2: "Activities, Activities, Activities," gives a collection of creative activities beginning with foundational experiences and progressing to more complex creative exercises. These activities include: (1) Name Games; (2) Finger Plays; (3) Nursery Rhymes and Chants; (4) Noisy Stories; (5) Scavenger Hunts; (6) Body Sounds; (7) Vocal Sounds; (8) Found Sounds; (9) Rhythm Instrument Activities; (10) Orchestrations; (11) Sound Journals; (12) Songs; (13) Concentration Game; (14) Musical Puzzles, Questions and Answers; (15) Movement; (16) Body Sculptures and Living Pictures; (17) Creative Movement; (18) Pantomime; (19) Quieting Activities; (20) Sequence Games; (21) Circle Games; (22) Characterization; (23) Improvisation in Music; (24) Improvisation in Drama; (25) Story Creation; (26) Accompaniment; (27) Choral Reading; (28) Listening; and (29) Story Dramatization. Part 3: "Furthering Your Creative Potential," offers suggestions for extending the activities and researching further resources in order to enhance creative lessons. Appendices include "Suggested Stories"; "Suggested Poetry Collection"; and "Music Resources." The book concludes with lyrics scores for 18 chants and songs. (MM)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Dramatics, Creative Expression, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational Games, Improvisation, Instructional Materials, Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Pantomime
Humanics Learning, 1482 Mecaslin Street, N.W., P.O. Box 7400, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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