Once we had completed our hard work today, learning If I Listen With My Heart, I did ‘Freeze Like This’ with Jnr Primary.
I printed out the pictures from Kami’s Primary Music Ideas site (link here) and pasted them on to thick cardboard.
My Jnr Primary were already sitting in a big circle on their chairs, so I had them stand up in front of me, in the middle of the room.
Go through the original song with the children, then show them the pictures. Can they stand like this? (show them the first card).
If you’re happy and you know it, freeze like this (show a card)
If you’re happy and you know it, freeze like this (show another card)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, freeze like this (show another card).
The children absolutely LOVED it! We started off really slow for the first time through the cards, then did it faster. The children got their wiggles out, and the teachers commented afterwards that they thought it was such a great way to do the song. The sunbeam children asked to sing it again in their class.
I did it with Snr Primary too, to see what they would think (was it too babyish for them?) They really enjoyed it too, especially the Snr boys.