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Activities and Fireworks for Sight and Sound

March 11-15

The Phantom Tollbooth, Chapters 9-13

Workshop Activities

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

Minecraft Activities

  1. Orchestra Instruments

  2. Color Mixing, Color Spectrum

  3. Story Sound Effects

  4. Build Challenge: Builds that show the moods of songs

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana

  • Disneyland meetup: March 13 – Return of Rhyme and Reason

  • Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips posted here:

  • 4/10 Celebration: Milo's Homecoming


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 costumes.

  • Make a claymation movie.

  • Sing a choir song.

  • Do some sound waves experiments.

  • Explore the science of sound:

  • 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:

  • 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:






  • Make instruments:



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