Today the children were super creative and made their very own banjos!
We gathered all the resources needed and got started. Music ignites all areas of child development so why not create our own musical instruments to play.
First we glued the lollipop sticks together then coloured and decorated them.
“I’m going to make it a rainbow”
Then we painted the lids
“I’ve painted it my favourite colour”
Lastly we used elastic bands to put around the lids.
The children’s end product! Fantastic!
”this sounds cool”
There are many benefits to making your own musical instruments, some of them include:
- Increases and develops pride and self-esteem
- Enhances and promotes creativeness and self-expression
- Rhythm and coordination
- Fine and gross motor development
The children have been buy in the studio creating their own musical instruments .
The children wanted to create different sounds and used everyday ingredients to make their shakers.
They were developing their hand to eye coordination as they carefully filled the bottles, using spoons and funnels.
The children were experimenting and comparing sizes, describing capacity using full and empty and describing weight using heavy and light.
We decided to number the bottles and the children were singing “10 green bottles sitting on a wall”
The children enjoyed singing and dancing using the shakers to create sound and music.
Can you hear us play ?
Today the children in the discovery room were enjoying the fresh air in the garden. They had great fun at the woodwork bench using the tools. With the protective gloves on the children loved hammering and they were developing their fine motor skills using the screwdrivers. Great fun was had at the new music wall. The children quickly noticed that hitting the pots with a wooden spoon made a different sound from hitting them with a metal spoon! As always the motto was ‘the louder the better’! We definitely have future musicians at Cart Mill!!
Today in the studio room we were busy creating music with different musical instruments.
We explored the different sounds from the instruments and took turns to play them.
We then used the song spoons to sing different songs that we like.
The children have been exploring the studio and getting creative. The children are able to express themselves through music and visual arts.
Today we have been busy creating collage pictures using various materials, cutting with scissors and using glue sticks.
We are all enjoying painting at the easel.
Can you hear us singing and playing musical instruments?