It is the beginning of school holidays – I would love to hear all about how the arts, music and drama can entertain your family.
Some ideas may include….
- Create a band using kitchen appliances (pots, pans, wooden spoons) and prepare a concert.
- Dress up in clothes to create a character and put on a play.
- Listen to music that is unfamiliar (Classical ABC is always good: FM 105.9) and draw a picture as you listen to the music.
- “Fun with paint” workshops at Dandenong Bunnings on Saturday 12th April (check their website to book and for upcoming activities)
- Create dances to songs, using ribbons or scarves to move with the music.
- Sing songs that your family knows.
- Create puppets using socks.
- The Drum Theatre has some exciting performances on over the school holidays, including the Wizard of Oz and the Wiggles!
- If heading into the city, there are usually free events at the Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI (a DreamWorks animation exhibition will be opening in school holidays) and Federation Square.
There are online sites as well that offer great music games and learning:
- Music Theory (step by step music theory in a visual method, with lessons, exercises and tools)
- Music Training Game
- Sesame Street Music (for younger ages)
- Playschool (for younger ages)
- Music Tech Teacher (this may be more useful for the older kids, including quiz and puzzles based around music elements)
+FREE Apps available for iphone, ipad, tablet and android include:
- Sock Puppets
- Fairy Tail Puppet Theatre
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Shadow Puppet (there are MANY more apps in relation to puppet plays and story creations!)
- Shake music instruments
- Drum Kit
- Music Instruments!
- Discover Musical Instruments
- Garage Band
- Baby Chords: Music Instruments
- Music Match-Match Game (there are LOTS more!)
- NoteWorks Free
- Music Minds: Flashcards (the games depend on your child’s understanding and knowledge)
- Piano Lesson PianoMan