students will engage in movement similar to that of a
popcorn kernel popping.
the children to freely move and jump around
available) with a quiet, slow tempo as well as
music with a fast beat.
discussion on how popcorn kernels remain still and
quiet until they become hot enough to pop. Once
a few kernels pop, the others begin to pop as well and
they become noisy and move around a great deal.
slow tempo music and have the children imitate
unpopped kernels by remaining still. Perhaps
they could crouch down on the ground and make
themselves as small as possible.
students they are getting hotter and are close to
popping. Now introduce the fast tempo music and
have them beginning "popping". This
would entail jumping up and down and making their
If the class
made "shakers" during art time with popcorn
kernels, they can play along with some music.
students jump rope and sing the following song:
Little Lu-Lu made some popcorn. How many
kernels did she pop? (And then have them count
the number of jumps until they miss.)