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.
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!
For the ones a little older (5+), I recommend getting more into the different genres of music:
Guitar Deviled 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
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.
Music Note Veggie Tray
This 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.
Make your own instruments
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.
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 2: Monday 6/6 – Saving Money Theme & Gardening/Going Green Theme
Week 5: Monday 6/27 – Health & Fitness Theme & Art Theme
Week 7: Monday 7/11 – Astronomy Theme & Around the World Theme