7 Everyday Resources That Will Enhance Your Music Activities!

7 Everyday Resources That Will Enhance Your Music Activities!

I have found a way to use almost all the resources I have during my music activities, there are some exceptions, but I have used many.  From dancing under an umbrella; to smelling sweets; to hiding under a camouflage net! They are a great way to bring your music activities to life.  Using these resources can encourage some of the most reluctant children to join in with a singing activity or moving to the music.  Here is a list of 7 resources and an activity you could do with them:

1. Small World Toys:  moving the toy to a song (choose a relevant toy to go with a song), for example, a tractor, as you sing the song 'I'm a little Tractor'.  

2. Bears: move or bounce a bear on some fabric as you sing a song/rhyme about bears. Maybe focus on the pulse/beat as you move/bounce them.

3. Books: singing phrases from books for example in Monkey Puzzle, you can sing the butterfly part to the tune of 'Hush Little Baby'.

4: Balls: roll a ball around a circle as you listen to music.

5. Fabric - create a dark space when listening to Space-themed music.

6. Beads: create sound colour patterns.

7. Ribbons: use ribbons to encourage the children to dance to the music.

What other resources do you have in your setting?  How could you use them to enhance your music activities?

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Happy Music Making!



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