Most of the songs taught in the Music Workshop were
songs for next year.
I really liked how they did "Home Can Be a Heaven On
Earth". I believe I already mentioned it in a message I sent about the
workshop, but what they did is...
There were words on pieces of paper on the chairs of the
They were asked to come up, and as we sang the song
they put themselves in the order the words came in
the song. Those pieces were like a puzzle, when we
sang the song the second time, the "kids" had to put the pieces
together to make a picture. it was a house with heaven
(sky) and earth (grass) around it. I loved the idea
and figure it could work with just about any song.
Another thing I heard about that could work for any song (
I think the suggestion was in the Friend)...
Have the children QUIETLY (haha) move their chairs to the
sides of the room and line up at the back of the room, then you sing a line of
a song, then they repeat the line as they take a
step forward. By the time they get to the end of the
song they are all the way up to the front of the room.
This can be repeated several times, then have the children
put the chairs (QUIETLY) back. The lady who told me
about this said she closed her eyes and challenged
them to do it with out her hearing them. she said it worked