Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Music and Sound

Our lesson for the Springville playgroup was on music and sounds. We read a book called Sounds All Around by Wendy Pfeffer
We learned that we hear sounds through our ears. We can't see sound, but they are waves that travel through the air. Once they enter your ear it vibrates 3 tiny bones in your ear, which travels from your ear to your brain which interprets those vibrations as sound.
We also learned that we can make sound with our vocal cords that are found in our neck. We can make sounds by singing, talking, or humming. The children found all different ways to make sounds with their body without using their vocal cords. By snapping their fingers, stomping their feet, and clapping their hands. The children got to play with some musical instruments, and practiced making sounds. They got to use brass symbols, triangles, maracas, bells, and rain sticks.
For our craft the children made their own shakers.
We used two small paper plates which the kids decorated with crayons, feathers, and glitter. We put some beans in and stapled them together.
Springville Playgroup is now meeting for the summer at the Spring Creek Park in Springville from 10am to 11:30am @ 600 N & 600 E Springville, UT 84663.
Hope to see you next week!!!

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