Icicles and Snowflakes – A Finger Play Song for Preschoolers
Today we’re sharing the song Icicles and Snowflakes. This fingerplay song is a great way to introduce the concept of ENERGY to young children!
In this song, we explore the contrast between the smooth energy of snowflakes floating with the sharp energy of cold icicles.
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Teaching the Whole Child
We love using this activity as an anticipatory set! This song allows children to visually, auditorily and physically experience the concept of energy before moving into a creative dance exploration.
They SEE the changes in energy by watching the movements. Try to emphasize the difference between the smooth, soft movements of snow to the sharp, hard energy of icicles.
They HEAR/SAY the concept words, sharp and smooth.
They FEEL the changes in their muscle tone throughout the song. Explain to your students that their muscles should feel soft and relaxed during the smooth, light snow. Then, explain how their muscles should contract and feel hard during the sharp movements of icicles.
This is one of the intentional ways we teach the WHOLE CHILD at Intellidance®️!
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