Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer
Objective: To engage students in an exciting cardio drumming routine set to MC Hammer’s iconic song “Can’t Touch This.”
Materials Needed: Stability balls on buckets or chairs for drumming, drumsticks or similar items, and an audio system for playing “Can’t Touch This.”
Introduction (5 minutes): Introduce “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer, discussing its cultural impact and the fun of integrating music with exercise.
Setup (5 minutes): Arrange the classroom with drumming stations, ensuring each student has a stability ball and a pair of drumsticks.
Warm-Up (10 minutes): Begin with a warm-up using this video, adapting as necessary for all students: https://youtu.be/H_3fCb6yzMM?si=WCijfl9H8exhEQVo
Drumming Technique (10 minutes): Teach the basic drumming techniques, focusing on rhythm and coordination. Make sure to adapt for different skill levels.
Learning the Routine (20 minutes): Break down the cardio drumming routine for “Can’t Touch This” into sections, teaching each part step-by-step.
Full Routine Practice (20 minutes): Practice the full routine, encouraging students to get into the groove and enjoy the rhythm of the song.
Cool Down (10 minutes): Conclude with a cool-down session to relax muscles and slow down heart rates using this video: https://youtu.be/fEz1gVmsUwA
Feedback and Reflection (5 minutes): Have a discussion with the students about what they enjoyed, what challenges they faced, and how they felt about the music and exercise combination.
Conclusion (5 minutes): Congratulate the students on their performance and encourage them to continue exploring the fun intersection of music and physical activity. Emphasize the importance of staying active and enjoying exercise.