Color Conducting

The kindergartners had the opportunity to take a leadership role in their music classes this week.  The class was divided into 4 different instrument groups, each represented by a colored scarf in the center of the room.  The students took turns conducting their class by stepping on the scarf of the instrument they wanted to hear.  It was great fun to watch the conductors decide how to lead their classmates.  Some carefully stepped from scarf to scarf, while others reveled in jumping, leaping and even rolling to create music.

This activity is a low-pressure way to allow the students to get used to standing up in front of a group and being a leader.  It also strengthens skills like observation, reaction time and following directions.