Music and Performance Arts
Workshop activities: 1. Craft – Guitars
2. Key Points – Music and Performing Arts
3. Collaborative – Musical Skits
4. Writing - Musical Scales
5. Math/Logic – Lego Rhythm
6. Character Connection - Phoenix
7. Big Activity – Performance Preparation
8. Movement – Hokey Pokey
Attend a musical performance.
Start working on a six-week project.
Play Carnegie Hall's play games: http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html
Play some math games.
Learn a new dance.
Write the script for a skit.
Perform in a talent show or recital.
Learn a new instrument or improve on one you already know.
Choreograph your own dance.
Write a song.
What do you think Harry Potter's favorite songs might be? Make an album of “Harry Potter’s Top Hits.” Complete it with album cover art.
Make a claymation movie.
Have groups of students demonstrate the different acting styles.
Play some improvisation games with your family.
Make riddles about movies. Be prepared to share your movie riddles to the class. Who can guess which movies you're giving clues for?
Explore math from various movies: http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/
Create a budget for aspiring actors.
Explore other jobs in Hollywood: http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/film/job_roles
Explore characters of other inanimate objects. For example, how would a person talk and perform if they were sandpaper?
Get a stack of index cards. On each card, write the name of one of your favorite performers. Put the cards in thee different arrangements:
by last name
Sing a choir song.
Read or watch some Shakespeare.
Do some sound waves experiments.
Play Go Fish: a musical note-reading game: http://www.timbuckland.id.au/2013/09/22/go-fish-a-musical-note-reading-game/
Explore the science of sound: https://mysteryscience.com/waves/mystery-3/sound-vibrations-waves/52?single_use_access_token=1518a2dff20848fa69b8986def533159cb1efc24ff8d374b35eea4d9d3ebaf7f96b21b932f1ed33996cb0b031433c704e6e9035b4642fb361f94d3ac20e9c982
Make a collection of songs from five different musical groups such as: orchestra, rock band, string quartet, mariachi, barn dance, etc. Identify the different instruments used in each musical group.
Write new words to a song.
Experience onomatopoeias. Write the words that describe the sounds that music makes, for example rat-a-tat-tat can be used for a snare drum or twang, plink, plunk for a banjo. Perhaps identify which instruments the odd be-bop and scat words might be.
Dance the Virginia Reel, the Bunny Hop, or other line dances.
Sing “Do Re Mi.”
Read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Read books (fiction or non-fiction) about music, poetry, acting, instruments, dancing, and singing.
Make a miniature stage http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Movie-Prop-Papercraft/
Make a spilled drink prop http://www.instructables.com/id/spilled-coffee-prankprop/
Make foam rocks: http://bigpicturecreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/faking-nature-making-prop-rocks-out-of.html
Make movie props: https://www.pinterest.com/martintaylor/iconic-movie-props/
Pretend the wizarding world is holding a concert. Create a program for the concert. Include these singing wizards: Vainamoinen and Lemminkainen from Finland, Bard Carpre and Cathbad from Ireland, and Mananna MacLir from Isle of Man - raised with a tune a wall of fog to protect his realm.
Write a letter to a friend in the form of a song.
Make a xylophone: http://dennishavlena.com/xylophon.htm