28 Oct · Linda · No Comments

Connect-a-Stretchy Band

The Connect-a-Stretchy Band from Bear Paw Creek, is a staple in my bag of tricks! I love it because it can be used with all age groups to meet a variety of goals.  An indispensable feature is that it can be re-sized easily and immediately to fit the size of your groups.  One of my …

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23 Dec · Linda · No Comments

How to Make Interactive Dice with Images – Smart Board Technology

After my last blog post about the, Thank-You Game, I received a request asking me to explain how I attached images to the dice using Smart Board Notebook software.  I created a video of the process and listed the steps below:    After creating a new Smart Board project, click on the picture icon on the left side …

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13 Dec · Linda · No Comments

Holiday Activities

December is full of holidays that we can build music therapy interventions around.  Since I mainly work in school settings, I design activities using secular songs and cultural aspects associated with each holiday.  This is also important because it doesn’t exclude clients who don’t celebrate specific holidays. The Rockin’ Dreidel Song by Sha Na Na   Goals: Social …

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18 Apr · Linda · No Comments

Make Your Own Egg Shakers

Looking for a project to do this weekend with your children or next week when plastic eggs will be on sale? Easter is a great time to stock up on fillable plastic eggs and make home-made egg shakers!  This is a great activity that works on fine motor skills, following directions, sequencing, creativity, impulse control (because …

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16 Mar · Linda · No Comments

St. Patrick’s Day Activity

I always have fun planning activities around a St. Patrick’s Day theme!  There’s a large variety of music that can be used….instrumental jigs and reels, vocal standards, music that is fast or slow, etc. In addition, there are rainbows, shamrocks, pots of gold and anything the color green!   Here is a fun intervention I …

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