Creative Movement for Preschool Kids:
Preschool movement and creative movement are about getting your preschool children to express themselves through movement using their own creativity and imagination. Creative movement activities can be used indoors or outdoors, with music or without music.
The important thing to remember is that there is really no right or wrong way for the preschool children or kindergarten children to express themselves. It is after all, an outlet for preschool children and kindergarten kids to move and express themselves in a way that they interpret and feel comfortable doing.
Let them use their creativity and imaginations to move as they desire when participating in creative preschool movement activities within the preschool or kindergarten class.
Creative Preschool Movement Activities:
I've Been Working on the Railroad: Creative Movement Activity for Kids
Use the fun children's music "I've Been Working on the Railroad" with this creative preschool movement activity in your classroom. Kid's are fascinated with trains, locomotives and all the workings of a train and what might be involved.
With the song playing in the background have the kids move around to the music. Some preschool children will pretend they are 'working on the railroad' like the song says. Other preschool or kindergarten children will move like trains, or other things you may ask them about regarding trains.
You may ask how do trains move? What noises do trains make? Do trains move fast or slow? What do people working on the trains do? Etc..
The use of an engineer's hat may put kids in the driver's seat when pretending to be operating a train. The idea of creative movement activities is to keep them just that - creative!
This shouldn't be a problem for the children or preschoolers as kids usually have pretty good imaginations and will be coming up with all sorts of creative movement and ideas on how they want to move with the song 'I've Been Working on the Railroad.'
Preschool movement activities are great ways to get kids up and moving doing physical activities. Creative movement also develops creativity, use of imagination and builds on social skills in classroom settings.
Incorporate creative preschool movement and classroom movement activities with your preschool & kindergarten children today!
Marisa Robinson E.C.E is a Professional childcare educator working with children all having a variety of different educational and behavioural needs.
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