This summer packet contains a variety of musical activities designed to get kids outside and engaged in musical projects throughout the summer.
This packet contains:
Jump rope chant—students compose their own jump rope chant
Science with sound—students are given directions to complete a science experiment that teaches them about the correlation between size and pitch using water, glasses, and a spoon. A composition activity is included with the experiment.
Musical Hopscotch—Students are given a course map, as well as directions for how to play Musical Hopscotch.
Nature’s Rhythms—Students go on a scavenger hunt to find objects in nature. Then, students compose rhythms using the names of those objects.
Homemade instruments—Students are given directions for assembling their own homemade chimes, kazoo, and maracas.
Dancing with the radio—students are encouraged to create their own loco-motor movements to the music they enjoy.
Rhythm Band—Students are given pre-written rhythms to play using their homemade instruments.
Creating vocal explorations with birds—students are encouraged to draw what they hear using lines and shapes.
Listening for timbre—students listen for and identify environmental sounds (urban and rural).
Art with timbre—students draw pictures of the timbres they hear in their environment
The Traveling Note—students receive pictures and a letter from family and friends about their favorite spot to listen to music. Form letter and directions included.
Steady beat sounds at the park—students are encouraged to create steady beats as they swing, play on the seesaw, and jump rope.