This is because I find them the most challenging to plan for out of any grade I teach. Every little detail of my lessons have to be thought out; down to how I will explain activities, demonstrate concepts and move from one part of the room to the other. I love my Kindergartners (for 45 minutes at a time) but man do they wipe me out. :)
Anyway, this year I have finally refined my instrument procedures to a point I am very comfortable with and that seems to work well with the kids.
1. Waiting = instrument on the floor, hands in our laps.
2. Resting = instrument on our knees, waiting to play.
3. Playing = holding the instrument with the proper technique.
(Sorry for the blur, my phone doesn't do so well with a moving target!)
When we are all done, we put our instruments away using walking position. I think it is important for students to learn this responsibility. Instruments are not toys and we need to make sure that we put them away carefully and that they are stored properly so that they do not get lost or broken.