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Which instruments are played in a marching band? Concert band? Jazz band? Create and decorate detailed, life-size replicas of your favorite instruments.
Explore with students the various instruments used in different types of bands (such as concert, marching, mariachi, polka, or jazz). Ask a music teacher or other musician to demonstrate or show pictures of the instruments.
Each instrument makes a distinct sound. To find out about these sounds, listen to each one play, either live or recorded. Listen to different types of band music, too. Have students pick out their favorite instrument.
Students closely examine the instrument. Notice its shape, and the valves, holes, slides, reeds, and other devices used to make sounds.
On poster board, use Crayola® Washable Markers to outline the instrument. Make sure that the instrument is large, preferably life size.
Cover a table with recycled newspaper. Use Crayola Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes to paint the instrument. Start with the outline, then fill in. Dry.
Add details with Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry.
Cut out the finished instrument with Crayola Scissors. Students use their voice to imitate the sounds the instrument would make. Join with classmates to create a Big-Time Band!
Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
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