Jingle Bell Painting
Need: Jingle Bells, paint and paper
It's just like marble painting but instead of marbles use jingle
bells. Place a piece of paper in a box along with paint. Then place
three jingles bells into the box; before hand show the children the
noise they make. Allow the children to shake the box, and paint with
the bells. Contributed By: Annie O
Select a variety of music to play. Give the children large pieces of
paper with spoonfuls of fingerpaint placed in the centers. Play the
music and let the children fingerpaint to it. Encourage them to move
their fingers and hands to the rhythms and tempos of the different
kinds of music.
Make cymbals out of old tin foil pans. Attach a string for a handle.
Create drums out of empty coffee cans with plastic lids, plastic ice
cream pails, or oatmeal boxes. The children can decorate as desired
with paper, paint, markers, or crayons.
Use a shoebox to create a guitar. Cut a hole in the center of the
shoebox lid. Help the children stretch five rubber bands of different
widths across one shoebox. The different size rubber bands will
provide different pitches.
Make Kazoos with empty paper towel rolls and waxed paper. The
children can decorate the outside of the kazoos with markers. Place a
piece of waxed paper over one end of the roll and secure it with a
rubber band. Poke 2 or 3 small holes into the waved paper allowing
sound to be produced.
Pour small stones, beans, or rice into a plastic cup and seal with
Two wooden dowels should be given to each interested child. The
sticks can be decorated with paint or markers.
Two paper plates can be made into a tambourine. Have children color
with crayons or makers the bottom of the paper plates. Place small
stones or rice between the plates. Staple the paper plates together.
Shake to produce a sound.
A number of children’s favorite songs interpreted in a variety of jazz styles. The cd features an unforgettable rendition of “Ten Little Monkeys” and takes “The Wheels on the Bus” on a funky trip.
From upbeat to the soothing sounds of "You Are My Sunshine" and "Lullabye" a wonderful cd to introduce jazz to children.
The Crazy Conductor
Need: percussion instruments- cymbals, sticks, tambourine
Divide children into groups according to the
different instruments. Tell them that you shall be the conductor.
When you shake your head, the cymbals will play, When you shake your
feet the tambourines will play and so on. When you shake your whole
body, then everyone plays. Allow children to take turns to be the conductor. Contributed By: June
Need: colorful sack and different items
Put all items into the sack and have a child pick out item.e.g.
if the child pulls out
Bus sing (wheels on the bus)
Boat (row row row the boat)
Aeroplane (flying in an aeroplane )
doll (miss polly had a dolly)
bell ( ding dong bell)
Toy fish (12345 once i caught a fish alive)
soft toy cat ( three little kittens) etc
There is a endless list of toys to suit specific themes.
My children loved this activity.
Contributed By: Jan Love
Add a cassette recorder and a small microphone to the dramatic play
area. The children may enjoy using it for singing and recording their voices.
In the music area, provide a tape recorder and cassettes for the
children to play.
Set seeds or something small on top of a drum. Then beat the drum.
What happens? Why? This activity can be extended by having the
children jump to the drum beat.
Fill six glasses with different levels of water. For effect, in each
glass place drops of food coloring, providing six different colors.
Carefully strike each glass with a spoon. Each glass will make a
different sound. Challenge the children to listen for the
differences. Which sound is the highest? Which sound is the lowest?
When water is added or removed from a glass, how does the sound change?
Show the children how to place their hands across their throat. Then
have them whisper, talk, shout, and sing feeling the differences in vibration.
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