Sample Daily Music Camp Themes
Tempo - We will experience allegro, andante, largo, and presto by singing a variety of songs in different tempos. We'll play on different instruments with a metronome and participate in a musical car race.
Birds - Come learn songs like “Three Little Birds,” “Blackbird” and “Rockin’ Robin.” We will make a bird mask and do the Chicken Dance as well as listen to different bird calls as we learn about high and low sounds.
Bugs - Join us in singing songs like “I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly,” “The Ants Go Marching” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Come make a butterfly or caterpillar during art time and fly around the room while listening to “Flight of the Bumblebee.”
Families - We love our families, so let’s sing about them! Join us for songs like “We are Family” and “Brother John” as we create art about our families. We will also learn about the instrument families as we explore some of their sounds.
The Farm - You know “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”! Join us as we sing this and other farm favorites like “B-I-N-G-O,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Little Horses.” We will make a farm scene with different art materials and learn to play some songs on different instruments to join in our farm band.
Food - Yum! We'll sing songs like “Apples and Bananas,” “The Muffin Man” and “Aiken Drum.” We will also practice rhythms to “Who Stole a Cookie From the Cookie Jar.” And we'll enjoy a music-themed snack as we decorate a graham cracker to look like a staff.
Forest - Do you want to go on a bear hunt with us? Join us as we travel over fields, through swamps and into caves looking for bears. We will also sing about Little Bunny Foo Foo and her experience in the forest.
Music Around the World - We love to hear music from around the world. Join us as we learn songs from other countries and play music on a variety of different instruments. We'll try out a rain stick, a shekere, and a thumb piano. just to name a few.
Parts of Our Bodies - We love to sing the “Hokey Pokey” and “Tooty Ta.” We will sing our heads, shoulders, knees and toes off today. We will also learn about making sounds with our bodies: clapping, stomping, mouth sounds, and of course, singing.
Pets - Do you have a pet? We will sing about our real and made-up pets and create a book of our favorite pet ideas. We will also use instruments to make animal sounds and play together as an ensemble.
The Sea - Join us as we sing about sailing, submarines and the sea. We will make jelly fish and other sea creatures and go fishing for the musical alphabet fish.
Space - 10, 9, 8...blast off with us this summer as we travel to the stars. We will listen to Gustav Holst as we imagine ourselves traveling to the different planets. We will also create some planets of our own for an art project.
Transportation - Planes, Trains and Automobiles: What’s better than a nice trip? No matter how you get there, it’s fun to see some place new. Join us as we travel in our “Little Deuce Coupe” with the Beach Boys or down country roads with John Denver. We will play Musical Red Light/Green Light and design our favorite car.
Weather - Join us on a sunny day, a rainy day, or a cloudy day. No matter the weather we will be singing “Rain, Rain Go Away,” “If All the Rain Drops,” “You Are My Sunshine” and “Let It Snow.” We will create the sounds of a rainstorm using different instruments, and we'll also make our own rain sticks.