Summer Camp at Home: Music Theme {and many more themes}

Music

This summer, I am collaborating with a great group of women to bring your 7 Weeks of Summer Camp at Home. Each week, we will be bringing you new books, snacks, recipes and activities to enjoy with your children. I’m bringing to you a week’s worth of musical activities for your young ones.

I’ve always dreamed of having a musical household. So I’m making it happen. My son playing piano and the rest of us singing loud and often. When the mood suits me to go all-in, I love to teach them some of the fundamentals of music. Not just for fun, students in high-quality school music programs score higher on standardized tests compared to students in schools with deficient music education programs, regardless of the socioeconomic level of the school or school district. (Johnson, C. M. & Memmott, J. E. (2007))

Summer Camp at Home

This summer, create a home summer camp with a Music theme.  My kids are so musical and love singing, dancing and playing instruments. It’s part of our routine year round. Yet, thinking about this summer, I wanted to do a concentrated lesson plan.

Books

Music Theme Summer Camp at Home

For the really little (birth to 5 years old), I recommend the Sing Along With Me! series which has five slider mechanisms and a QR code inside that links to both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme. Simply scan for little ones to listen and sing along!

Wheels on the Bus
Old McDonald Had a Farm
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
If You’re Happy and You Know it
Incy Wincy Spider

For the ones a little older (5+), I recommend getting more into the different genres of music:

Realistic Rock for Kids
Hip Hop Speaks to Children
Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During World War II
Trombone Shorty
My First Orchestra Book

Snacks

Xylophone Tart | Guitar Deviled Eggs | Music Note Veggie Tray | Mini Drum Cakes | Microphone Cake Pops

Guitar Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

6 Eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1/2 tablespoon of dill relish
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of paprika
Celery or carrots for garnish

Directions:

Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add water to depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.

Drain and fill the saucepan with cold water and ice. Tap each egg firmly on the counter until cracks form all over the shell. Peel under cold running water.

Slice eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks. Mash yolks with mayonnaise. Add relish, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Spoon yolk mixture into egg whites. Dash of paprika to top.

Cut celery into 3-inch pieces and/or slice the baby carrots lengthwise and place on top.

Serve.

Music Note Veggie Tray

Music Theme- Summer Camp At Home SeriesThis super simple vegetable display gets the kiddos to eat their veggies while being fun and playful.

With just four ingredients, you can prepare this in just a few minutes.

Ingredients:

Baby Carrots
Grape Tomatoes
Celery
Dressing

 

 

 

 

Activities

Make your own instruments

Popsicle Stick Harmonica  |  Kazoo  |  Microphone  |  Bongo Shaker Güiro  |  Guitar

 

Make music everywhere

Take a drumstick or chopstick and let the kids bang on a bunch of different items, such as pots, pans, bowls, cabinets, boxes, etc. If you have a little time, make musical glasses.

 

Music Water Glasses Activities | AprilNoelle.com
Photo from: Connections Academy

 

This post is part of a HUGE resource for you!  We’re joining 13 other bloggers in 7 weeks of themed Summer Camp at Home activities.  These themed activities will fill the weeks of summer with learning, fun, and play.  Check out all of the Summer Camp at Home themes below:

Missed any of the Summer Camp at Home Series. Check them out here:

Week 1: Monday 5/30 – Self-Love ThemeOcean Theme 
Week 2: Monday 6/6 –  Saving Money ThemeGardening/Going Green Theme
Week 3: Monday 6/13 – Black History ThemeMusic Theme
Week 6: Monday 7/4 – Dinosaur ThemeCooking Theme
Week 7: Monday 7/11 – Astronomy Theme & Around the World Theme

7 Weeks of Summer Camp at Home | AprilNoelle.com

55 thoughts on “Summer Camp at Home: Music Theme {and many more themes}”

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  2. This summer camp at home is such a lovely idea! It’s a great way to continue learning even when school is out and you get to cut the costs too because you don’t have to enroll them in an actual camp. Love the activities listed here!

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    1. Girl, you got to make it happen. I love it when the music is off in the car and my kids break off in song before they realize they can listen to music. Butterfly (the baby) sings the most, so she’s the one likely to start it.

  4. I love this April. My daughter just attended a music, arts and Spanish summer camp. Her class made 5 instruments during that week. She loves them all.

  5. I want those deviled eggs!
    I want music camp.
    My friends own a nearby music school so Scarlet and Cassidy will be starting piano/vocal lessons this summer. I hope. I can’t wait until our house is filled with the sound of music!

    1. That is so cool that Cassidy is starting too! I think I’ll start taking piano this fall and join my son. I also want to start up vocal lessons. Man, I want a lot of lessons, there are so many more!

  6. That is such a great idea. I would love to do this with my girls. I bet they’d enjoy it so much. I have a lot of nieces and nephews too, so this would be great for all.

  7. Stephanie Ortez

    I’m definitely going to make the guitar deviled eggs! great tips for a summer full of fun, I hate to see kids staying at home and not reaching their full potential during summer time. Thank you for the great tips!

  8. This is a nice idea that I’d like to do in my house. My son haven’t experienced camp, so I will try this!

  9. Courtney Gillard

    Nice activities to do at home. I never tried to camp at home but I am looking forward of doing it this father’s day.

  10. Ah so fun, and hurrah for the veggie tray. 🙂 I like that Sing Along with Me has instrumental and voice versions.

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  12. Those mini drum cakes are adorable. My preschooler is home with me this summer so these are great ideas!

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