E-mail pictures to Mrs. Hatch to be included in the gallery!
Cole playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from memory!
Play a Game!
Game #1: Match the Eggs
Make pairs of egg shakers (at least 3) containing different items so that they make different sounds. Mix up the eggs and have someone else match the correct sounds together.
Game #2: Hot or Cold
What you need: egg shakers, an item to hide (egg, stuffed animal, etc)
Directions: While one person closes their eyes, another person hides the item (egg, stuffed animal, etc). After the item is hid, the other person opens their eyes. Help them find the item by playing your egg shaker at different dynamics (volumes). Play your egg shaker quietly (piano) when they are far away from the object and louder (forte) as they get closer to help them find the object, similar to the game hot or cold.
Practice your rhythm reading along with this video:
Print out the following template and use pretzels to create the rhythms.
If you don't have pretzels, you can use straws, toothpicks or pipe cleaners instead!
Create your own rhythms out of found objects, inside or out!
Examples: sticks, pretzels, pipe cleaners, straws, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, crayons, etc
Game: Guess the Movie - Play this with your family!
Directions: Listen to the songs in the videos below and guess what movies they are from. Keep score of who got the most correct!
Challenge: Watch a movie and count how many songs you hear. Write the answer in the comment section below.
Use anything colorful to create a song!
Use the PsP Bells: Kids Instrument App or Interactive Boomwhackers
to perform your final composition!
Color in each circle using:
Fill each circle with colorful items found in your house:
Leave a circle empty for a beat of rest.
Color Composition Example
You can also make a song without the template by just placing colorful items in
whatever order you want and performing your song that way. Have fun!
To play along with the following songs,
download the PsP Bells: Kids Instrument App on your ipad or smartphone,
or use these Interactive Boomwhackers.
Body percussion is the art of using your body to make music!
This includes any movement that you can make with your body that makes a sound.
Below are some examples of body percussion:
Practice the steady beat song with these 4 types of body percussion.
Create your own body percussion pattern!
Cut out body percussion pieces and glue them on to the grid to create your own composition!
Perform your final composition on its own or along with your favorite song!
Here are some fun videos to play along with to practice body percussion at increasing levels of difficulty:
Can you think of any other ways to use your body to make sound?
Post ideas in the comment section below!
Welcome to Distance Learning with Mrs. Hatch!
I will be posting music activities daily for you to try at home!
I would love if families would e-mail me pictures/videos of students completing the activities
so that I can post them on here as well!
Every music class at the Gengras Center begins with the Hello Song and Steady Beat.
Here are some videos for you to sing along at home!