Create an Instrument
- Have all kinds of miscellaneous materials available for this center. Some particularly useful ones are:
- toilet paper rolls
- paper plates
- dried beans
- empty cans
- rubber bands
- If possible, provide simple books on making your own instruments--these can usually be found in the school or local library.
- Have students be creative and make their own instruments. They can form "bands" beforehand and make complementary instruments, and then make a simple song to share with the class.
- You may also want to have a whole-class orchestra!