Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Create Recycled Musical Instruments (Ages 5-11)

 

1/25/2017  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

We'll hear the true story Ada's Violin about a group of children in Paraguay who learned to play orchestra instruments made from trash then create our own instruments with recycled materials. Please bring any coffee cans, oatmeal containers, small boxes or any other items that might make fun sounds!

While kids arriving & during crafts, showed Youtube selections of their performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfeixjFB-AM&list=RDMkTQQ0m8Ys8&index=12
More here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTQQ0m8Ys8&list=RDMkTQQ0m8Ys8#t=6
rocking it out! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsgeRZ8vDNc&list=RDMkTQQ0m8Ys8&index=10

Read: Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

Profile of the founders: Nicolas Gomez & Favio Chavez How Things Work by T.J. Resler(National Geographic, 2016), p. 110-111 (instrument detail), instrument ideas p.118-119.

More instrument ideas from Crafty Kids: Music Makers & Toys – Homemade Kazoo p. 7, Box Guitar p. 15. 

Craft tables: Make drums, harmonicas*, shakers, rubber band plucked instruments… (rubber bands, string, scissors, hole punches, corn, cardboard, Makedo tools, markers, waxed paper, masking tape)

harmonicas: www.exploratorium.edu/afterschool/activities/docs/soundsandwich.pdf

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Our “recycled orchestra”: L->R Everett, Alyssa, and Chelsea Coffin, “Miss Carol”, Zane & Sabrina Hoffman, Rajasree Mohta, Liam Northrop, Aniya Phillips, Hriday Narang, (on steps: Krishna, Alice Jiang)

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