Useful Websites for Music
SIPs Music and Arts Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvVhlayJxzzOXQ58P5vRoQ/videos
Home activity ideas
Creating instruments together can be a fun activity and the instruments can then be used to explore different aspects of music. Try creating shakers by using pasta and rice in empty bottles or containers. You could also try using bottles either filled with water or empty them with spoons or twigs to make sounds, or you could just use upturned pans and colanders. You could create a musical performance using your homemade instrument. Look at ‘Stomp’ for inspiration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEcwtlFXktU
Find a karaoke version of your favourite songs on Youtube, learn to sing it and perform it at a karaoke party with your family.
You can create a string-type instrument using tissue boxes, shoe boxes without the lids or fruit punnets. Use the box for the base of the instrument and take four to six rubber bands or pieces of string. Wrap the rubber bands or string around the base, the long way, and make sure there is space between the rubber bands. Experiment with ways of making sounds with the bands. Also you could try using small pieces of sandpaper wound round a finger of each hand to rub together and create sounds.
When you go outside for a walk, a journey in the car or when sitting in the garden, stop and listen to the sounds that are around you. Think about:
Listen to your favourite song or piece of music. Draw along as you listen; you could use pencil, crayons, felt tip pens or paint to do this. How does the music make you feel? Let your hands ‘dance’ along with the music and watch how different songs are represented through visual art.