EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Listen to Mariachi Music and Dance
If you don't have any music appropriate for Cinco de Mayo, you
might find some on the radio, on-line (with permission to download) or at a local
library. Listen and make up your own dances. Have fun!
Experiment with Noises!
blocks together. Blow air across the top of a bottle. Run your
wet finger around the top of a glass with some water in it.
Change the amount of water and listen to the difference in the
sound it makes. Use a cardboard tube as a horn. Add a funnel
to the end of it--just for fun. Play with a wind chime. Wrap
waxed paper around a comb and hum through it. Clack spoons
together in time to music. Shake keys to music. Put dried
beans in a jar with a lid and make your own instrument. Blow a
whistle. Beat a rhythm on an empty oatmeal box.
play simple instruments. Play a kazoo, a slide whistle, a tom tom, a
harmonica. If available try playing a piano or other keyboard, a
stringed instrument, brass or wind instrument.
whistle, chant, make sounds with your voice!
all types of music. Attend musical events and watch and listen to
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Social Science Fun
Articles About Children
National Sing Out Day
Sing in Rounds, Sing in Harmony, Sing in the Car
Sing kid's songs like Row, Row, Row Your Boat and sing in rounds.
Sing oldies but goodies. Sing in Harmony. Sing folk songs. Sing your
favorite pop hits. Sing Broadway tunes. Sing together. Sing in the car
instead of listening to the radio or sing along with the radio. Just have
some fun and do it together.
Tots through Teens
Includes several sections with Music Activities.
Ultimate Collection of Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy
By Kas Winters
Articles about Helping Children Learn
Old Time Fun
Building Sets & More
Sports & Outdoor Activities
Games & Puzzles
Clothes for Fun
Storybooks & Children's Poetry
Family Activities and Children's Things to Do
Craft & Puppetry Books
Western Mysteries for
Intermediate & Middle Grade Readers
St. Patrick's Day
Holiday Crafts for Kids