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.
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.)
Measuring cup with ounces
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.)
Amount of water
Food coloring drops
1 red + 8 yellow
2 red + 1 blue
1. Measure the ounces into each bottle.
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!
I will have some easy songs for the children to learn how to play, using wood-tipped drumsticks: