Giving your child containers and pots and pans to bang on is a sure-fire boredom buster! Check out your recycling, and you are sure to find something that can make some music.
We were excited to see garbage bands featured on Annedriods on Amazon Prime. The show follows Anne, whose inventions feature items she finds in her junkyard. Anne and her friends (including her androids!) experiment, and focus on the learning process.
Not all of their experiments succeed, and Anne explains that failures are opportunities to try new things. With each experiment, Anne records her hypothesis, her observations, and the conclusions she draws.
To make your own recycling, look around and see what you have. Anne’s friend looked around the junkyard, and created a band using recycled items. We didn’t have any hubcaps to spare, but we were still able to come up with plenty of ways to recycle items around our home to make some music!
A few ideas:
- Tissue boxes with rubber bands on them become tissue box guitars
- Recycled pie pans make great cymbals
- Empty oatmeal containers are great drums
- Put rocks into empty metal tea boxes are our rattles
Add in spoons or spatulas to hit with, and you have a garbage band! You could also just play with your hands – that’s fun, too!
We decided to dress up our instruments a little with some drawing. So I covered them with paper, and my three year old drew on them. That step wasn’t necessary to the sound, just some added fun!
Once our instruments were decorated, we were ready to shake, bang, clang, and strum!
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