Koo Koo Kangaroo - Move Your Body!
Koo Koo Kangaroo Movement: Teacher Notes
These videos might be nothing new to your students since classroom and specials teachers all over use them as little "brain breaks." I love using videos like this to get kids up and moving and there are some other curricular reasons for using them. The "Wiggle It" video pairs really well with lessons about opposites and the "Shake" video is great for reinforcing body parts (especially with English Language Learners) and getting kids to think about new ways to move their body.
What I share with students:
Do you need a minute to get up and move? Wiggle out some extra energy and get your body into action? Get up and out of your seat, click on the video below, and get moving!
Did you notice any opposites in that video? In music class we're always talking about opposites like fast/slow, loud/quiet, and up/down. Use the space below to tell me one of the opposites that you noticed in the video!
Wow! That video had so many ideas on what you could shake, shake, shake! Can you think of another part of your body that could shake to the music? What would it look like if they said "put your head in the middle" or "put your tummy in the middle." Try out a few more ideas and use the space below to tell me your favorite body part to shake to the song!