Musical Activities for Kids

Jaltarang

4-6 similar empty glass bottles (or bone-china soup bowls)
Metal spoon

1.Fill each bottle with varying outs of water i.e. if you have 5 bottles, leave one empty, fill the others ¼ th, ½, ¾ th full. Fill the last one completely.

2.Arrange the bottle in order of the outs of water filled in them.

3.Let your children experiment with the different sounds the bottle make by tapping them with metal spoon.

You will get better music by using a plastic drum stick (maybe one left over from a broken drum or xylophone) instead of the metal spoon.

You can try these tunes out on a six bottle Jaltarang (no. them, starting with the one holding the most water)

Mary had a little lamb

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Jingle Bells

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Twinkle, twinkle little star

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Dhapli

2 paper plates
Sewing needle (for use with the string)
String

1.Lay the plates together with their underside facing outwards.

2.Using a needle & string sew up the edges of the plates together.

3.The children would enjoy decorating the dhapli in bright colours using felt pens.

4.They can now strike the dhapli with their finger to make music.

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