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    Make your own Xylophone Glasses

    Learn how sound travels through water and air in this science experiment turned musical instrument. It will get your little ones thinking, plus it’s the cheapest xylophone you’ll ever play! Read more...

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    Chimes

    Make instant music using washers and keys with this simple chime that is sure to delight young children. Read more...

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    Shoe Box Guitar

    Make a guitar using household items like a shoe box! Read more...

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    Musical Chairs - idea sheet for a classic family game to play with the children

    Make the most of a rainy or cold day with this traditional family activity. It may seem a bit obvious, but it’s a classic for a reason. Read more...

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    The Japanese Balloon Game - free family-game idea sheet

    Whether it’s acting, singing, dancing or pretty much anything else you can think of, this game is great at getting people up and performing. Your kids will love it. Read more...

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    Filled Tambourine

    Have some leftover beans, rice or popcorn? Use them for a filled tambourine! The instrument is sure to provide some lovely sounds. Read more...

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    Tom Tom Drum

    Make a tom tom drum using recycled materials like an oatmeal container. Let your children be creative by decorating their drums before releasing their energy through drum beating. Read more...

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    Homemade Maracas

    Shake around your very own maracas made from something you’d otherwise have to throw away—old light bulbs. Parent supervision is required because of the breakable nature of this project’s process. Read more...

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    Didgeridoo

    The didgeridoo is an Aboriginal instrument that remains popular today around the world. Research what the first Australian didgeridoos looked like and mimic them in your own design, or be original and make new designs on your instrument. To play, sit on the floor and place the didgeridoo at an angle to the floor, with your foot supporting it slightly off the ground. Take a quick breath in and a long breath out through the tube. Apart from traditional sounds, you can also experiment with animal noises, talking, etc. Read more...

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    Simple Kazoo

    Keep the kids busy for half an hour with this quickly made craft. Perfect when you’re in a pinch and don’t have many supplies. Read more...

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