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Musical Melodies

Musical Bottles (5)

I will be doing a Musical Melodies program this summer with my school agers. Since the setup is a little time consuming, I have done it ahead of time.

You’ll Need:

  • 5 glass bottles (12 oz.) (Since we don’t drink much of anything except water, I asked the local package store for clear,  glass bottle donations and they gave me free, empty Coronas.)
  • Water
  • Measuring cup with ounces
  • Food coloring
  • Optional: rubber gloves and newspaper (if you’re clumsy like me and spill food coloring all over) and a skewer to stir food coloring
  • Wood tipped drumsticks
  • Optional: Bottle capper, bottle caps, can opener (Again, I’m lucky because my husband has some cool tools around the house. You can ask a local brewery if they could do this for you, or you can purchase the capper and caps for about $20.00. Or, you can setup an hour before the program. I made four sets of five and it took about 45 minutes from start to finish. I will use a bottle opener to open the bottles before the kids walk in the door.)
Colored Bottle Amount of water Food coloring drops
Red 11.4 oz 5 red
Orange 7.8 oz 1 red + 8 yellow
Green 6.6 oz 3 green
Blue 4.8 oz 3 blue
Purple 3.6 oz 2 red + 1 blue

 

1. Measure the ounces into each bottle.

1. Measure the ounces into each bottle.

2. Place drops of food coloring in each bottle. Stir with skewer.

2. Place drops of food coloring in each bottle. Stir with skewer.

3. Optional: Cap bottles and store until you're ready for the program!

3. Optional: Cap bottles and store until you’re ready for the program!

I will have some easy songs for the children to learn how to play, using wood-tipped drumsticks:

OLD MACDONALD Jingle Bells Mary Had a Little LambBryce Don’t Play is hosting this month’s school age programming blog hop: Thrive Thursday.  To check out past roundups, click here. For more information check out the schedulePinterest board, and Facebook Group. Email me if you want to host in the fall!

 

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