I have not used Boomwhackers much in the past–frankly I have never much cared for them– but we have two weeks left until Spring Break and we all ran out of patience and attention span sometime last week! I am open to trying anything that gets my children engaged and on task at this point! They are all PreKs, so older 4 yearolds and younger 5 year olds.
I have introduced Boomwhackers for the first time to compliment the study of long/short in their math curriculum. They have been a big success as far as student interest but I am running through a very short list of ways to use them.
We have accompanied ourselves in reading/singing the three little pigs, using high sounds for the pig and low sounds for the wolf.
We have played a game where the students walk around while music plays, then find their partner with a matching boomwhacker and tap them together when the music stops.
Any similar simple ideas for using the Boomwhackers to help us survive the next two weeks? I have found some resources available to buy but this job will not exist next year and I am moving back to middle school instrumental, so it seems like a waste to buy preschool boomwhacker resources!