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Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 87: Instant Orchestra

An Indoor Play Activity

The following easy-to-play musical instruments are tried-and-true winners guaranteed to get toes tapping and heads bobbing. Your kids may not always be in tune, but isn’t that a matter of opinion?

Materials Required:

  • Comb
  • Tissue paper
  • Oatmeal container
  • Wooden spoon
  • Pop bottle

Optional Materials:

  • Water
  • Any other musical instruments available

Instructions:

The following easy-to-play musical instruments are tried-and-true winners guaranteed to get toes tapping and heads bobbing. Your kids may not always be in tune, but isn’t that a matter of opinion?

Have your child gather andassemble:

The basic comb-and-tissue-paper organic synthesizer.

Wrap a comb with two or three layers of tissue paper and switch on.

Have your child hum with gently parted lips and hold the synthesizer to his or her mouth. No electricity required.

The empty oatmeal container drum.

These days the cardboard cylinders come with plastic lids; purists prefer the standard cardboard-lid model.

A wooden spoon is the drumstick of choice.

The pop-bottle wind ensemble. One or more plastic pop bottles will yield superior tone; all the musician has to do is blow gently across the top of the spout.

Add water to vary the tone.

And then if you have any other proper musical instruments lying around the house why not bring them in too.

And if any of your children want to add with vocals, you can’t go wrong. Encourage them to write down what they want to sing first.

On the count of three …

 

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