Most of us can find easy and fun ways to help our little ones find their head voice. The challenge lies with helping the older children (especially boys ranging from 3-5 graders) find their head voices.
I found a quick and fun warm-up activity that explores head voice.
Basketball Warm-up: This is done with mirroring (Teacher facing Students)
Students stand and face the teacher with knees slightly bent. Students pretend to bounce a (pretend) basketball with the teacher, breathing a “ha” with each bounce. When the teacher aims the students aim- as though they are aiming a basketball, then the teacher shoots and the students follow! While the “ball” arcs through the air the students follow the arc with their voices in a “oo” sound. The Teacher cuts the students off (using a correct cut off gesture) the students all say “swish!” It’s a total blast! Change up the length of the “ooo’s” for variety.
It will sound something like this:
ALL: “ha, ha, ha, ha, ha”
T: “AIM!” (Students Aim)
T: (shoots) and all make an “oooo” in manner of an arc
ALL: “Swish” as the teacher cuts off.