a really fun idea for classroom management/transitions... the "action cup!" write different actions on popsicle sticks, such as "pretend your legs are spaghetti" and have one student pick an action for the class to do each time they transition!
I've been thinking about creative ways for my kids to get the "wiggles" out, especially BOYS. :) Once we learn about verbs, maybe have a huge selection of fun action verbs (like the ones here) for the kids to choose to act out, maybe even as a prize for being good.
Children pass the ball in this cooperative music game, and when they hear a "new" sound, the ball is passed in the opposite direction. This musical activity fosters cooperation in a fun, non-competitive way. You can request a free catalog of educational music and movement activities via email at SalemPerformingArts@msn.com