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Making Music

Week 5 our focus is music!  This is not something I take enough time to explore.  The noise makes me very anxious and am usually ready to hide all noise making toys 5 minutes in.

For this activity I had a couple hours to prepare myself.  I also had The Dragons expend a bunch of energy before hand so all of the energy didn't turn into noise.

Discovering Instruments

We have a box of instruments that include: 
  • maracas
  • harmonica
  • tambourine
  • whistles

I also took out some pots, wooden spoons, and lids for more instrument variety.  These made drums and symbols. 

I set out the instruments and The Dragons kind of looked at them for a moment then looked at me.  Like I said, I don't like a lot of noise.  I could tell they wanted to bang on them but were being polite to my anxiety. After all of the instruments were lay out I gave the go ahead for discovering.

Noise, noise, noise!  But I was prepared.  They loved it! 

 Little Dragon enjoyed dancing to the music. 
Little Dragon liked the maracas a lot.  I bought them at Target for $1.

Summer Dragon was trying to figure out the symbols by banging on them with his hands, then trying a wooden spoon but nothing was making enough, or the right noise.  I watched him discover for a bit then I demonstrated banging the lids together.  

Wow!!!  That makes a very loud noise!  Even more fun, you can feel the noise! 

This is what The Dragons kept yelling at me as they held the symbols up to their ears to feel the sound.  They could also feel it through their hands while holding the top knobs.  This was so neat to them.  We did not discuss why this happened today, today was for discovering! 


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