Okay – first of all, if you’ve never heard of Chrome Music Lab – you need to check it out! It has tons of FREE tools that are great to use for various things in your classroom, even if it’s just for a “fun” day.
Here is one SUPER fun activity that you can do with just about any grade.
Possibly my favorite tool in Chrome Music Lab is the Song Maker. My class and I were exploring the tools of the lab and we discovered that the colors used in Song Maker match the colors of the Boomwhackers! So we decided – let’s make a song and PLAY it! We started out with something simple (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
As it plays back it gives you a bar to follow along, just pass out Boomwhackers and push play – so easy! All you need is a projector and Boomwhackers! Then I had students start calling out “requests”. I told them it had to be simple – but through doing this I ended up discovering you can change the time signature, length of the song, and a bunch more! We played BINGO, Row Row Row Your Boat, Clementine, and quite a few more.
This activity turned out to be a blast for my middle school students. I had my 2nd graders give it a go – and they did well also!