Which instruments are played in a marching band? Concert band? Jazz band? Create and decorate detailed, life-size replicas of your favorite instruments.
Explore 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. Pick out your favorite instrument.
Take a close look at that 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 you chose. Make sure that your instrument is large, preferably life size, so you will be able to pretend to play it.
Cover a table with recycled newspaper. Use Crayola Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes to paint your instrument. Start with the outline, then fill in the areas that you drew. Dry.
Add details with Crayola Glitter Glue. Dry.
Cut out your finished instrument with Crayola Scissors. Use your voice to imitate the sounds the instrument would make. Join with your classmates to create a Big-Time Band!
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Investigate the roles brave men and women have played in your nation's history as you learn about patriotic holidays.
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Honor Unknown Soldiers with a memorial. Make a replica of a landmark tomb or design an original structure.
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