Making Music Activities at Home

Making Music Activities at Home

Making music activities can be done alone or with the entire family. No need to practice or to purchase anything for this activity.  This is an eco-friendly music lesson that everyone can benefit from- even mom and dad.

MAKING MUSIC ACTIVITIES AT HOME

Making music is good therapy. These kinds of activities stimulate brain connections and strengthen our cognitive and physical skills.

And honestly,  music making activities at home can be an integral part of your family experiences.

Here’s how to get started and use this video in your making music activities.

1ST GATHER RECYCLED MATERIALS

Recycled cans, boxes, containers, and lids.

Be sure to wash them and make sure there are no rough edges.

Or;

Kitchen spoons, spatulas, chopsticks, paper plates, plastic lids, plastic containers, pots and pans.

You’ll want to check that it’s okay to use them to make music.

2ND SING THE SONG

You’ll be able to easily make music the first time through.

Follow along with the video by singing the song and using body percussion.

Here are the lyrics to “This Old Man”

“This Old Man” Lyrics

This old man, he played one,
He played knick-knack on my thumb;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played two,
He played knick-knack on my shoe;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played three,
He played knick-knack on my knee;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played four,
He played knick-knack on my door;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five,
He played knick-knack on my hive;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played six,
He played knick-knack on my sticks;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played seven,
He played knick-knack up in heaven;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played eight,
He played knick-knack on my gate;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played nine,
He played knick-knack on my spine;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played ten,
He played knick-knack once again;
With a knick-knack paddywhack,
Give the dog a bone,
This old man came rolling home.

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3RD PLAY A RHYTHM PATTERN

Then, you can play instruments along with the music.

If it’s too confusing to switch instruments, just choose one and use it for the entire song.

Check out this blog post for more rhythm playing activities.

Ideas to differentiate Rhythms

FINALLY, MAKE UP YOUR OWN RHYTHMS

After you get the idea of making music with your instruments, you can try different rhythm patterns.

Rhythm Videos you can use in your classroom!

Holiday Rhythms

November Rhythms

Spring Rhythms

Winter Rhythms

TRAIN RHYTHMS

You’ll want to SUBSCRIBE TO THE FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY to get the flashcards you can use to make up rhythms.

Ultimately, you’ll want to get the entire family involved making music.

Check out these videos for more at home music making activities!

HOW TO DO SCARF ACTIVITIES AT HOME

DO THE BEAN BAG TWIST

RHYTHM STICKS

STEADY BEAT AT HOME MUSIC ACTIVITY

Remember to have fun making music at home!

Sandra from Sing Play Create

 

 

 

 

MAKING MUSIC ACTIVITIES AT HOME

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