Activities

Games Build Emotions Too

Play a music and emotion game! Using the five distinct emotions of joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust, play a game with your child.  Play clips of songs and help your child decide which emotion they feel when they hear that song. When they decide, they can make a face or statue that represents that […]

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Music & Emotions Go Hand in Hand

Listen to Music Check out this song about Emotions.  Talk to your child about how the people in the video expressed the different emotions in the song. Emotion Song (from Sesame Street) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y28GH2GoIyc.

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Emotions Matter

Read with Your Child Recommended Reading this week: Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberly Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberly Tubby the Tuba by Paul Tripp Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae     

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Strike Up the Band

Homemade orchestra.  Give your child pots, pans, and spoons to create music! Talk about how sound is a type of energy made by vibration. Discuss the kinds of sound your child is making with the pots and pans.

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Musical Creativity

Make a string instrument.   Find a cardboard box at home. You can use any solid cardboard box. Take off the lid and simply wind two or three rubber bands around it. Pick at the strings (or rubber bands). Can you make a melody or rhythm?

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