Music In A Garden

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination, balance, stretching, cutting, hitting, rubbing
  • Intellectual - Comparing, observing
  • Emotional - Appreciation
  • Social - Performing for family and friends
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Create music using natural materials found in the garden.
Skill Level
Advanced
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Outdoors

What You Will Need

  • Stones
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Twigs
  • Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Used bottles

Step 1

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Gather the materials. Ask the children to find natural materials in the garden and put them into the paper bag.

Step 2

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With the materials gathered, put them into the individual bottles. Ask the children to name the natural materials and identify the source.

Step 3

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Ask the child to think of ways to create music. Suggest ways such as rubbing, hitting, or banging the materials. Play the ‘instruments’ to an existing song or compose a new song and perform the song for family and friends.

Ask the Kids

What else can we do with the natural materials?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below