6. Make music with natural objects
Can you make music with a stone? Can a stick make a sound? Be creative; look for sticks, rocks, leaves and other neat objects outside, experiment by tapping sticks onto different objects. Does a log make the same sound as a hollow log when you tap it? See how many sounds you can make. Why not take some sticks on a sound hunt in your neighborhood; try the sticks on walls, bricks, fences, trees, toys… Which was your favorite sound?
Internet links to help you:
Making Music: From Tambourines to Rainsticks to Dandelion Trumpets, Walnut Castanets to Shepherd’s Pipes to an Abundance of Homemade Drums, Here Is a Quirky Assortment of Good Sounds from Found Objects by John Langstaff, Ann Sayre Wiseman
The Listening Walk by Paul Showers, illustrated by Aliki
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!: A Sonic Adventure by Wynton Marsalis