This is a great idea for body motion and spatial awareness that can be done with music. Simply hold up one of the stick figures and the students must imitate the pose of the stick figure. It’s even more fun if you tell them that it’s part of the rules that they don’t talk or laugh (they can’t not laugh!). Use an ambient background piece like “Hymn of Hope” (Secret Garden) or something with an ABA form. During a specific section they have to be statues, and during another section they have to do some other action. Change the stick figure pose every few measures, or with the musical line.
These specific images I got from “Miss G”, who acquired them from an Orff workshop. She has given me permission to use them and to share them with you.
Ps. Here is another set of stick figure statues in different positions, also submitted by Miss G. In this set there are only 12. Stick Figure Statues 2
About Lady Fair
Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family.
If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music."
Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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