March is a month filled with events that call for music. Some are expected. Other’s are a wonderful excuse to change things up. Some are more suited to preschoolers. Others scream for joy-filled moments in senior living. And others would make great intergenerational sessions. Pick and chose those that suit your groups.
#1 – National Kite Month
Preschoolers will love these partner songs from Preschool Education. Older adults will enjoy singing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” from Mary Poppins. Get the generations together to build, decorate and (maybe) fly kites.
#2 – Women’s History Month
There are so many amazing women in history. Sites such as HistoryNet can help you in quickly gathering facts. Use this information for trivia. Find songs that address what they did, them, or where they are from.
Here is one example: Amelia Earhartt (aviator) was from Atchison, KS She was the first woman granted a pilot’s license by the National Aeronautics Associate. She also made history as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Check out the official website for fun photos and facts. Sing a song about flying such as “Come Josephine in My Flying Machine” or “Leaving On a Jet Plane”.
#3 – Music in Our Schools Month
Each March the National Association for Music Education shares a theme and ideas. Use these ideas to support your programming.
Additionally, if you work in senior living communities, check out:
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#4 – World Book Day (March 3rd)
Singable books will have this day humming along for those with children. For those in senior living, kick off a discussion on favorite books by singing or listening to “Paperback Writer” by the Beatles.
#5 – National Anthem Day (March 3rd)
There are many resources for national anthems.One NationalAnthems.info . On this site, you will find recordings and sheet music for many countries. History about the anthem is also available.
- Intergenerational groups and seniors can sing their national anthem.
- Have a matching game in your senior living or intergenerational group. List 4 or 5 countries. Have images printed of the flags for these countries and recordings of the national anthems. Have teams try to match the flag then show which song (1-4) they think goes with the country.
- Play a trivia games in your senior living game including “Jeopardy” or “Name that Tune”
#6 – March Forth – Do Something (March 4th)
Have a parade and March “fourth”.
#7 – Daylight Savings begins (2nd week of March)
#8 – St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th)
There are so many wonderful songs to sing. Here’s a starter list.
#9 – National Poultry Day (March 19th)
Pull out the chicken songs and have fun moving, shaking and singing.
#10 – National Quilting Day (March 19th)
Stitch together a sing-along for young, old or both together with these ideas.
#11 – Spring begins (March 20th)
#12 – National Puppy Day (March 23rd)
Use the following resources to create a dog-gone good time for your group.
There you have it. 12 March events to celebrate with songs! Tell us your favorite in the comments below.