DIY Instrument Making- VIPS

 

DIY Instruments Making

 

  • Egg Shakers: Plastic easter eggs, or old medicine bottles, filled with rice/oatmeal/beans, and taped shut work great!
  • Rhythm Sticks: Spoons, spatulas, chopsticks, etc. fill in nicely.
  • Drums: Tupperware will do the trick!
  • Scarves: Hand towels, wash rags, or pillowcases do just fine.
  • Parachute: Bed sheets work wonders.
  • Tambourine: Color two paper plates, punch holes around the edges, fill inside with beans, and tie plates together with string while looping on jingle bells or soda can tabs!
  • Stretchy bands: Pantyhose stretch a mile long!
  • Stuffed animals: Work great as a classmate as well as a prop!
  • Pots, pans, and other various kitchen "Instruments" for our kitchen jam!

HINT: Get a bin to keep your items for your playalong jam after your module!  It is essential that children jam after learning so they can explore their own rhythm and tonality.