Reply To: Patriotic Music
I love that you are spending time teaching patriotic music. If the kids don’t learn the songs in music class, I’m afraid they won’t learn them at all!
A fun activity that my students always enjoy is the Star Spangled Banner beach ball game. We pass a beach ball around a circle and each child says the next word in the SSB. When someone makes a mistake, we start at the beginning. This reinforces the words for everyone. I play this game with grades 1 to 5 in varying levels of difficulty.
Our whole school also sings a medley of America, God Bless America and God Bless the USA for Veterans Day. Look at youtube for some good examples of patriotic songs to show and inspire the kids. The kids also enjoy singing a medley of the military songs from each branch.