Sponsor the Bach kindergarten game? What is meant? Kindergarten teachers rarely come by here. Parents certainly more often. And the idea is? Buy a kindergarten game and donate it to a kindergarten. The kindergarten in your neighborhood or the one where your dwarf or your dwarfs are currently being cared for. This way you support your kids and our "Johann Sebastian Bach Mission" as well as our "Classical Music for Children Mission". Thank you!
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Author: Peter Bach Jr. and Briana Bach-Hertzog
Publisher: Renate Bach Verlag – Bach 4 You
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High quality drawings, colorful coloring suggestions, a working game concept. From the Bach Coloring Book to the Bach Kindergarten Game. A first step towards classical music.
24 coloring suggestions must be cut out and serve as a coloring template for each child. And immediately after this preparation, the "group experience Bach" can begin. By the way, you can read the instructions for the game better below.
One of 24 drawings designed by a cousin of Bach (... third degree and in the tenth generation, but who really cares about these details?). Another Bach conceived the Bach Kindergarten Game, and published his Bach Coloring Book and his Bach Kindergarten Game in the Publishing House "Bach 4 You". More Bach ... is really almost impossible.
Cut out the coloring suggestions. There are 24. If there are less than 24 kids, please remove correspondingly many coloring suggestions, which are marked with notes at the bottom right. Please also remove the corresponding coloring sheets. The positions marked with notes are not important for the harmony of the resume.
If there are more than 24 kids, please copy one or more coloring sheets.
All children form a line. There is a coloring competition happening. Explain to the children, that they – together with their kindergarten teachers – are going to paint and explore the life of one of the greatest musician of all time. Each child gets a coloring suggestion. All kids are now allowed – only for those who want that – to exchange the coloring suggestions among each other within ten minutes. After that, all children receive the raw black and white pencil drawings matching the smaller coloring suggestions.
Now every child colors his or her drawing – after his or her choice or after the suggestion of the kindergarten teacher/s – with crayons or wax crayons or markers. After the work of art is accomplished later, every artist signs his or her art work with his or her signature, in the right lower corner or the left lower corner – where ever. Maybe just with a smiley – or they practice writing their (… first ever) writing of their own first name.
All the works of art are now arranged by the children in order. The educators help significantly here ... with the logic of Bach's life and according to the dates. Explain to them what happened in Bach's life … a fun together. It's about the teamwork among the kids and teamwork between kids and educators. Without getting familiar, only the educators recognize the sequence by the annual figures.
If all the pictures are finally in the right order (... each picture should have a meter (... three feet) distance to the following one – possibly on chairs – as well as space behind the chairs), the children are asked to choose the greatest work of art. They do this best by standing behind their favorite picture ... not side by side, but one behind the other. If two pictures have the same number of votes, all the children are asked to vote for the best one in a run-off. If there are two pictures in third place, there are also two third places (... disappointments are reduced). The three (four) pictures with the most votes get the three (... four) best placements at the bottom of the picture – on the back – carefully stuck with tape film.
Afterwards, all the pictures are hung on a wall with tape in the correct historical order. However, all kids already take their coloring suggestions (... not the art works) home with them on this day. There, the topic is automatically taken up again with their parents.
After four weeks, each child is now also allowed to take his or her art work home. A third time, "classical music" is the indirect topic of conversation. In this way, the children are introduced very carefully to a worthwhile topic that is becoming increasingly difficult to communicate. The Bach Kindergarten Game also prepares them to possibly want to learn a musical instrument later.
The whole project is perfect if, in addition, popular classical music is heard during this time ... at a volume of your choice and with my suggestions: On "Teaching-Material-Classical-Music.de" there are two free offers and more for "little money".
First of all, it is important that you, as an educator, do not need to have any previous knowledge on the subject of classical music, nor do you need to know anything about Bach. After that, however, you too will know more about the baroque artist.
A lot of democratic togetherness is an educational part in the game. The kids can swap their "tasks", choose the best picture together and report back home about this "most awesome musician of all time" and all over the world. Graduated steps prepare the theme in repetitions.
Determining the order of the motifs later is great fun, with the kids arranging the artwork together with the educators. The kids' artworks helps decisively, but logic also plays a big role.
This game is intended for a whole group of children. The coloring of pictures and the subsequent "working out" of the correct order ( ... according to the exciting life of the composer from Thuringia in Germany) in a team with the educators should bring the subject of "classical music" a first time (... certainly for many kids) very carefully closer.
In various stages, the children are integrated into the project several times ... but also the parents at home. Classical music is in such a challenging competition with today's pop music in all its shades that a first approach for enthusiasm cannot be to get kids excited about "Bach & Co.", but exclusively to approach the subject playfully and carefully and, above all, not to "scare off" the music in a first approach. Especially not with the selection of unsuitable classical music pieces.
Our "Johann Sebastian Bach Mission" – that is to spread the work and the life of the composer – is reflected most effectively and clearly in this offer ... that is not to inspire for Bach, but not to "stifle" a first germ of possible interest immediately and until eternity. The author himself found his way to classical music only after decades, because – "confronted" with classical music for the first time – both the "wrong" composers and the selection of the "wrong works" left lasting damage.
Consistently in this sense, the Bach Coloring Book and later the "Biography About Bach for Children" are the first building blocks to introduce to a matter that has an incredibly hard "starting position" next to works of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber.
One step at a time. Later – as step two, so to speak – this is the right reading for all those who were already enthusiastic about Bach while painting: the biography about Bach for children. And possibly also for those among the kids who would actually find stories about Bach quite great, but coloring in contrast really uncool.
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