Some activities to do at home:
- Interviews - interview family members about their musical background and interests. Ask what their favorite song is right now and why. Ask what instruments they play or have played. Ask what music means to them. Ask who their favorite artists are.
- Listening log - write down any music you hear each day. Where did you hear it? Did you like it? Why or why not?
- Find 3 things in your house that you could use as a musical instrument. How does it work? What does it sound like?
Here is a schedule of activites for all of your related arts classes you can follow:
Perform a song of your choice for your family.
Did your performance go well? How do you know?
Find a recipe to make. It’s an algorithm, steps to follow to do something. Computers follow algorithms. Can you do the steps out of order? Why or why not?
Draw what your favorite teacher/staff member would look like as an alien.
Jump as high as you can for 30 seconds. Repeat.
Write a song online using the Song Maker on Chrome Music Lab:
Talk about a time you showed persistence. What was hard to do? Why didn’t you quit even though it was hard?
Draw and color a picture of an object using your favorite color.
Find an empty space on the wall and pretend to be sitting in a chair. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat two more times
Interview a family member. Ask them about their favorite music and why it is their favorite.
Play the game Harold the Robot. Instructions found:
Find 4 different textures in your home: bumpy, pokey, smooth, and soft.
Put your hands on the ground, lean forward & balance your knees on your elbows.
Write and perform a rhythm pattern using:
Do the Marshmallow challenge. Feel free to use whatever materials you have. https://www.teachkidsart.net/marshmallow-challenge/
Draw a big flower and use patterns to fill in each petal.
10 broad jumps
10 second sprints
Speak and clap the rhythm along with the YouTube video: “Introduction to Rhythm Reading: Stage One”
Find all the things in your house that use programs. Programs are steps that can be run by a machine. How do these things use programs to work?
Find all the colors of the rainbow in your home. Start with red and end with purple!
Bring hands over your head and have your hands and left knee meet in the middle as fast as you can. Repeat 10 times on each leg.
Pick a song and practice showing the steady beat. Have someone at home copy and follow your motions!
Talk about loops. A loop is the action of doing something again and again. Computer programs use loops all the time. What do you loop in your life? Explain.
Look out the window and draw what you see.
Jab, Jab, Cross
Jab twice with your right fist then punch across your body with your left. Complete 10 times then switch sides.