When a kid studies music, they’ll be composing, singing, and strumming all the time. While it’s totally okay for parents and teachers, it’s not for the kids who are actually putting effort into doing it.
In fact, they may eventually find learning music a bit, or rather very boring. So instead of forcing children to study music, it’s important for them to have fun once in a while. It might even be better if, for every lesson they take, you can hold some kind of fun activity.
Here we look at the most interactive and fun music games that will entertain the little ones, all the while helping them understand music better.
Songs and Statues
Songs and Statues are just as the name implies. It features statues or music-themed galleries for things that kids used to see in art museums. It is a multi-player game, which means they’ll be able to play with others. They’re also required to walk and talk, making it a very engaging activity.
An egg shaker is an instrument known for catering to the needs of a kid. It’s entertaining to use, and it helps kids learn music as well. If you want to turn it into a game, turning it into a guessing game is the way to go. In that game, kids will have to guess what’s inside the egg, considering the clues given by you, the supervisor.
Make Your Own Instrument
Making instruments such as drums, flute, saxophone, or guitar from scratch isn’t as much fun as it was before. So, what better way to make it more fun than to improvise. Instead of making known instruments, kids should make instruments out of their pure imagination.
They say music is part of the art. But we say it’s much more than that. With that said, you can make music a bit more mathematical. In fact, music has some connection with math, such as how fractions are used to indicate lengths of notes. This makes it great to add a bit of math to music.
Sounds of Instruments
This is more of an exercise rather than having fun, but if you let the kids play with other kids, it would be more enjoyable. In this game, you’ll have to familiarize the children with different types of instruments. Then, you’ll have to play one of them and they’ll have to guess what instrument it is.
As previously mentioned, music has something to do with math. With that said, you can also play train tapping, a listening game with a focus on rhythm.
Sound jars is a game where children make use of recyclable materials to make their own set of sound jars, in which they can use as an experimental subject to explore the depths of music.
Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek mixed with music focuses more on the listening skills of a child. It is where an instrument, or anything that makes music, actually, is hidden while the child finds it only by ear.
These games will help in certain aspects of music, such as how to Hide and Seek and Sounds of Instruments improve listening skills. What’s more, children can enjoy it to the fullest, considering that it’s a game.