Activities and Fireworks for Sight and Sound
The Phantom Tollbooth, Chapters 9-13
1. Craft – Color Wheel
2. Key Points – Sounds Bingo
3. Collaborative – Making Rainbows
4. Writing – Musical Scale
5. Math/Logic - Time
6. Genius Principle – Pied Piper, Music Moods
7. Big Activity – Musical Charades
8. Movement – Hokey Pockey
Color Mixing, Color Spectrum
Story Sound Effects
Build Challenge: Builds that show the moods of songs
Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana https://www.facebook.com/events/317560022131506/
Disneyland meetup: March 13 – Return of Rhyme and Reason https://www.celebrationeducation.com/copy-of-theme
Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips posted here: https://socalhomeschooladventures.com/product-category/field-trips/celebration-education-field-trips/
4/10 Celebration: Milo's Homecoming https://www.celebrationeducation.com/celebrations
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Attend a musical performance.
Play some math games.
Learn a new dance.
Perform in a talent show or recital.
Learn a new instrument or improve on one you already know.
Choreograph your own dance.
Write a song.
Make a claymation movie.
Sing a choir song.
Do some sound waves experiments.
Explore the science of sound: https://mysteryscience.com/waves/mystery-3/sound-vibrations-waves/52?single_use_access_token=1518a2dff20848fa69b8986def533159cb1efc24ff8d374b35eea4d9d3ebaf7f96b21b932f1ed33996cb0b031433c704e6e9035b4642fb361f94d3ac20e9c982
Make a collection of songs from five different musical groups such as: orchestra, rock band, string quartet, mariachi, barn dance, etc. Identify the different instruments used in each musical group.
Write new words to an old song.
Experience onomatopoeias. Write the words that describe the sounds that music makes, for example rat-a-tat-tat can be used for a snare drum or twang, plink, plunk for a banjo. Identify which instruments the odd be-bop and scat words might be. Create your own sounds words.
Dance the Virginia Reel, the Bunny Hop, or other line dances.
Sing “Do Re Mi.”
Read books (fiction or non-fiction) about music, poetry, acting, instruments, dancing, and singing.
Write a letter to a friend in the form of a song.
Make a xylophone: http://dennishavlena.com/xylophon.htm
Go on a sounds scavenger hunt.
Memorize the days of the week.
Create a timeline of instruments.
Explore sound waves, then find out about Pythagorean’s discoveries about string instruments and music. Do some experiments to confirm his discoveries.
Do some color wheel projects: