Today 5/22 is Buy or Make a Musical Instrument Day!

What a great activity for children and their parents. Anything can be a musical instrument – pots and pans, cans of snacks, two sticks found in the backyard, a rake on the ground. Look around, listen, let creativity abound. There are many websites with great ideas for making musical instruments with children if you want something more complex. I like this site

Once you make your instrument, have a descriptive discussion – how is it played (shaken.struck, blown?), is it loud/quiet, do you sit to play it or could you march with it? 

Here’s a picture of one of our recent Young Child 4 graduates with an instrument he made to bring to class a couple of years ago. 

I would love to see/hear your creations. Email pictures/videos to christa.miss@gmail.com Please let me know if I have permission to share them here on the blog. Have a  great day! Image

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One response to “Today 5/22 is Buy or Make a Musical Instrument Day!

  1. kids can be very innovative..very cool

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