Make Instruments from Nature
Ah, Colorado. Few places in the US have such beautiful scenery or such possibility for outdoor exploration. Now is a great time for you to bring the outdoors into other activities for your child. We suggest some nature-sourced instruments! Make a shaker with pinecones, a xylophone with twigs, a trumpet with a seashell, whatever you can find. Check out Lasso the Moon for some inspiration.
Musical Jump Rope
Get moving and making music. We all grew up with fun little tunes that we’d sing with friends while jumping rope, and it’s time to pass them on to your kids. Find 25(!) options at Kids Activities – songs and games to play while getting active outside.
Make Water Music
What’s more fun than playing in the water on a hot summer day? Making water music! Check out this article and video from Child’s Play Music about how to make music with water – and then get outside and start creating masterpieces.
Go (Musical) Rock Hunting
Teach music theory with rocks you can find in the backyard. Make an afternoon activity of hunting for the right rocks, getting them ready, and then trying out some of the many musical games that can be done with them.
Make a Long-Lasting DIY Backyard Instrument
Build a musical instrument that will last for many summers to come. Get hands-on with crafting and creating outside by building your own outdoor xylophone with PVC pipes. Kids can tap into all aspects of their creativity with art-making, hands-on building, design, and making music. We challenged some of our musicians to see what they could do with DIY Instruments at home. Check out the video as inspiration.