“Awesome!” – J. Ladybugs
“Turn on the lights!” – A. Busy-Bees
“Wow, cool!” – Z. Fireflies
“I can’t see anything.” – D. Ants
“I need to bring my flashlight next time.” – A. Ants
The Laurel Oak students, Busy-Bees, Ladybugs, Fireflies, and Ants, are learning about camping in their classes. In music, I created a “tent/camp out” space in the storage closet by putting a yoga mat on the floor and turning off the lights. I shared that when we go camping, we use flashlights; however, when we go camping in music, we have glow in the dark egg shakers.
Students were overjoyed watching their shaking eggs glow in the dark. I sang about hiding our eggs, stop and go play, and having fun with our glow in the dark eggs. One class enjoyed hiding their eggs, creating a complete black room while the other classes preferred to light up the dark room with their eggs. There were several students who were scared of the dark and continually asked for the lights to be turned on. I turned the lights on and off several times and told the students that we were all safe and okay. Most of the students loved sitting in the dark watching all the eggs dance through the black blanket. After the end of every class, they all asked to do it again, even the ones who were just a bit scared. The students were brave, flexible, and kept their bodies safe with the group. Thanks for camping with glow in the dark egg shakers!