The Fun Part: Getting Creative with the Song!
1- Now is a chance to do fun activities related
to the song. Use your imagination! Here are some ideas:
a- have a sing along
b- split the class into 2 or more groups,
and have a COMPETING sing along, each group singing alternate
c- create skits based on the theme or
words from the song
d- have students talk about what picture
they would draw to illustrate different phrases and concepts from
e- have them draw them! (computurized
kids can look for clip art....)
f- have students write NEW lyrics to
the music. It might be best to stick with only changing verbs
and nouns, and keeping the basic grammatical concepts the same.
This will encourage them to remember these patterns
example: para cantar la
bamba, para lavar la bamba, etc.
g- write your own grammar chapter! Have
students create a lesson plan based on a song, to be presented
in a small group
h- split the class into groups and create
a dance like "La Macarena"-- have a contest and vote for the winning
i- have students create a music video for
the song. This could include images with the song on the audio
track or having students lip sync lyrics and act out themes for
2- Talk about culture, Latin music, different
music styles (like salsa, merengue, vallenato, tango, mariachi,
bolero, flamenco, Andean, etc.) Ricky Martin, music videos, etc.
Music can help students identify with the language more, and develop
more of an interest in Latino culture. Use the opportunity to spread