This year’s theme is Moovin’ and Groovin’. Unfortunately unlike last year there doesn’t seem to be videos of all the songs. That’s a shame as I thought that was a great edition to the challenge.
Sing Ontario Sing 2019-20
The challenge is divided into the following categories:
- Opening Stretches (Opening, familiar songs, rounds)
- Warm Up (Unifying, new songs)
- Cardio (Fun and Nonsense songs)
- Monitor Heart Rate (Skits and Stories)
- Cool Down (Reflective Songs)
- Closing Stretches (Closing Songs)
Crests are available through Positive Identity
I’ve posted before about the Albert Arts Challenges, but there is a new one for 2018 centered around the theme “The Super in Me”. It would make a great addition to a superhero camp but also a camp centered around service.
This years edition of Sing Ontario Sing is on a Celebrate Canada 150 theme. It is in a campfire format so it could all be done in one meeting or over several campfires. In edition to to the songs each unit is expected to share some “fun Canadian facts” as part of the challenge. A song booklet has been assembled with lyrics and tune references. Each song is on it’s own page so you only need to print the pages you intend to use.
The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified.
The Neuroscience of Singing
This fascinating article discussing the effects on the brain of singing in a group. The singing we do at our meetings or around a campfire really can contribute to long term mental health. Don’t forget to add some singing to your Mighty Minds program.