During my time at home, I created a Smartboard activity to go with the extremely popular viral video--
"What Does the Fox Say?"
I'm blown away by amazing creativity and energy---this video with its kooky costumes and characters, energy displayed in dance and music, and child-like lyrics leaves me in awe. The lyrics start out with names of animals and the sounds they make, so this is the bulk of the Smartboard lesson. It's simple---my kids need simple. Afterwards, they can dance!
The adult reads the question. Kids pick the right animal. When they touch the animal, they can hear the appropriate sound effect (made by me!).
They can drag the animal picture up to the right place on the board if they want. They can imitate the animal noise too. (I had a lot of trouble with the line in the song where the elephant goes 'toot')
This was a lot of fun to make, and incorporates mainstream music into a language activity for our more special children.
This last part of the activity was actually inspired by CC over at Super Power Speech. She created a free paper activity---mine is similar but on the Smartboard. Kids can hear the sound when touching the choice, or make up their own sound.
They may laugh a little, and hopefully their teachers will too!
Click here to download the Smartboard activity on Notebook.