Lesson Plan: Cardio Drumming to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
Objective: To provide an engaging cardio drumming experience using the energetic and iconic song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
Materials Needed: Stability balls on buckets or chairs, drumsticks or similar items, and an audio system for playing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
Introduction (5 minutes): Introduce Cyndi Lauper’s song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” discussing its upbeat nature and how it fits perfectly with a lively drumming session.
Setup (5 minutes): Arrange the classroom with drumming stations, ensuring each student has a stability ball and drumsticks.
Warm-Up (10 minutes): Start with a dynamic warm-up to prepare the body for the activity, using this video:
Drumming Technique (10 minutes): Teach basic drumming techniques, adapting for various skill levels and focusing on rhythm and coordination.
Learning the Routine (20 minutes): Break down the cardio drumming routine set to “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” into manageable sections, teaching each segment step by step.
Full Routine Practice (20 minutes): Combine all sections and practice the full routine, encouraging students to immerse themselves in the music and enjoy the experience.
Cool Down (10 minutes): End the session with a cool-down using this video to help relax muscles and bring heart rates back to normal:
Feedback and Reflection (5 minutes): Open a discussion for students to share their experiences, what they liked, any challenges they faced, and their overall enjoyment of the session.
Conclusion (5 minutes): Congratulate the students for their efforts and encourage them to continue exploring fun ways to combine music with exercise, emphasizing the joy and health benefits of such activities.