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Spring is Here!

Mar 28, 2020
 

Grab your little one and settle in for a fun, spring-themed mini class with Clap for Classics! Here’s what you can expect:

  • First, a song you know (Itsy Bitsy Spider) taught by Adagio the Tortoise and Presto the Donkey -- these adorable puppet friends will be joining us in our new online a-home music courses!
  • Next a movement activity to go along with Vivaldi’s “Spring”.
  • A song to teach us about the parts of plants, with a cute visual -- sing this song as you explore the beautiful blooms bursting outside!
  • Finally, an instrument song all about spring rain and thunderstorms (Come Under My Umbrella), along with an idea for how to make your own simple “rainstick” (instructions below).

If you like our teaching style, enjoy our activities, and love having classical music in your kids’ lives in fun, engaging ways, consider checking out our Monthly At-Home Music Courses for young children and their grownups. Subscribe to receive access to a new course each month. It’s just $19 a month, $16 a month if you pay for a year in advance. We’ve got promotions going on until April 1st for amazing deals on our custom curated Instrument Set to complement the course.  Get all the details here!

How to make a rain stick:

  • Grab an empty paper towel or toilet paper tube
  • Cover one end with a circle of construction paper (cut it larger than the opening), then fold the paper over and tape down. Provide extra security with a rubber band
  • Fill the tube with small items -- rice, beans, pipe cleaners. Add some wads of paper, to create more of a “falling” rain effect.
  • Cover the other end with another circle of construction paper, and secure using tape and rubber band.
  • Decorate using markers or stickers, and make music!

Here’s another site with detailed instructions about how to make a few types of rain sticks, ranging from “kid quality” to “professional quality”: https://drumsongstory.com/2009/03/how-to-make-cool-sound-effects-instruments-part-3/

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