15 Minutes of Family Fun – Join the band
Date posted: January 14, 2014
Join the band!
Here’s an activity for children 3 years of age and older. Make homemade musical instruments; then use them in a marching band. Play the instruments in time to music. Experiment with different instruments, different sounds, and different types of music.
Details for this activity can be found on page 42 of the HOP family resource manual. And, instructions for making a balloon drum, jingle stick, maracas, tambourines and ankle bells can be found on pages 102 to 104 of the same manual.
An extension of Rhythm Ruckus, this activity has the same early literacy and numeracy advantages as well as the added benefit of developing large and small muscle movement skills.
Family Literacy Day is celebrated on January 27th each year. This year’s theme is 15 Minutes of Fun!