Instrument Petting Zoo Kit for Open Houses and Parent Teacher Conferences

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PreK - 8th
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152 pages
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This resource kit includes all the posters, activities, and resources you'd need to host an instrument petting zoo in your classroom. A "zoo map" helps students navigate through the room and the posters included in the kit give careful guidance on how to explore and play the instruments. There are critical thinking questions at each station as well as a variety of options for pitched and nonpitched instruments so that you can customize this resource to work in your classroom no matter what instruments you have at your disposal.

Have you ever wanted to really draw in parents and students during an open house, parent teacher conference, or other special day at your school? This kit is guaranteed to excite parents, students, and administrators as it provides a fun, learning experience in the music room. Invite everyone to come in and try out the instruments in a structured setting with signs, activities, and exploration techniques. This not only gives you a chance to connect with students about musical concepts but also allows you a chance to meet and talk with their families.

GREAT for Back to School night, Parent Teacher Conferences, and all the resources can be extracted and used in the classroom!

Click here to see how I used the Instrument Petting Zoo Kit for my recent parent teacher conference! You'll find display ideas, thoughts about the experience, and extra resources!

This kit includes:

Colorful Signs for publicity
-English and Spanish
-Arrow signs and other posters to help direct people to your room.

Signs and descriptions for percussion stations
-Information about each group of instruments (metals, woods, scrapers/shakers, membranes, and pitched percussion)
-Exploratory activities at each station with critical thinking questions

A zoo “Map” so that students visit each station and have to answer questions about all the different kinds of instrument.

Three games to help students identify and classify instruments by their instrument families. These can be used in conjunction with the petting zoo or on their own.

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