Here’s some photos to enjoy from our final day of Musical Olympics Camp. Since it was our last day, I invited the students’ parents to come and watch our last hour of camp. We re-played a few of our favorite games from the week, and also had an Olympic Awards Ceremony. More details below.
Our first game was the Ultimate Rhythm Relay, which was a culmination of all the relays we did throughout the week! First, the student tossed the musical beach ball (from yesterday) in the air and complete the musical task it indicated. Then, they ran to the buckets and tossed a beanbag until they got it into a bucket. The buckets were each marked with a note/rest. Last, students ran over to the ring toss area, where they had to toss a ring until they got it over the flag whose note/rest matched the bucket they had tossed their beanbag into. Then students ran back to the starting point to tag the next player. I know it sounds complicated, but these relays are much easier to explain by demonstration than they are to describe in words!
Next, we played the Flashcard Splash game, which is based on one of Sheryl Welles’ game. This was a great way to review everything from the week! I used a variety of flashcards that quizzed the names of the piano keys, names of the notes/rests and how many beats they are worth, etc. To play the game, I presented a flashcard to the first player on a team. If they answered it correctly, they earned a point for their team and were allowed to choose a water weapon (I laid out everything we’ve been using all week! The water shooter, sponge balls, squirt guns, etc.) to get a member of their team wet. It would also be fun to have your camp helper be the target! My husband wasn’t up for getting wet, though. :)
Soon, the parents started arriving. We re-played our favorite games of the week for them to enjoy:
- Musical Alphabet Noodle Relay
- Water Balloon Keyboard Toss
- Water Rhythm Relay
- Musical Alphabet Shooting Gallery
Then, we were ready for the Awards Ceremony. :)
The winning team received a gold trophy! I found the paper gold trophy pictured above at my local dollar store. I wrote the camp name and team name on the trophy with a permanent marker.
All of the students went home with two medals each, too. Each member of the winning team received a gold medal, and each member of the other team received a silver medal. Then, I awarded each student with an individual award, such as: the Helping Hand Award; Team Spirit Award; Leadership Award; Biggest Smile Award; etc. I ordered the customizable medals from Amazon here.
Overall, we had a great week! It was my first experience planning and running a camp by myself and although it was a ton of work, I can tell you it was totally worth it! :)
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