Let kids put their musical ability and vocals to the test! Song circles are heaps of fun and a fantastic way for youngsters to build social skills, teamwork skills and confidence.
Top tip!Introduce simple musical instruments to the song circle, such as drums, triangles, tambourines and maracas!
About the activity
Song circles are as simple as they sound – get the kids to sit in a circle and sing songs together!
Either choose a song the kids are all familiar with, or teach them a new song. Learning a new song until they know the melody and lyrics by heart is great for challenging and improving listening skills, concentration and memory.
As well as singing different types/styles of songs, experiment with all kinds of musical arrangements. For example, each child could sing a solo line – or divide the circle in half, with one half singing the first verse and the other the second. You can also challenge the kids to sing a canon, such as Row, Row, Row Your Boat, with each kid beginning the song at a different time.
Above all, make sure they have lots of fun singing their hearts out!