For most folks in the USA, June brings summertime, vacations and a break from general routines. Here’s some fun ways to celebrate by being musically creative and making some joyful noise! And we’re sharing our favorite summer songs here plus a free download of GRAND OLD FLAG, just in time for 4th of July picnics!
We’ve just found the loudest horn that you can make at home! It’s a vuvuzela – a stadium horn from South Africa! Introduced to the world at the last world soccer cup, it’s easy to make and perfect to use at sports games or family gatherings.
Ohhhhhooonk! Win one of two collapsible vuvuzelas to have fun with at home!
All you need for this outdoor musical craft is your two hands and a blade of grass. It’s so easy that even grown-ups can do it!
This is one of those songs that everyone loves to sing! It can be a part of a patriotic picnic on the 4th of July or sing it to honor a veteran that is part of your family or community.
If you listen to the song Grand Old Flag (free as a download above) you’ll hear a set of spoons playing the rhythm. Playing the spoons is a great way to accompany a favorite song for your kids as well as develop motor skills in children or adults.
This month, there’s a step-by-step tutorial on our Tiny Tapping Toes blog here:
Playing the spoons the old-fashioned way is not hard, but these connected spoons make it fool-proof! Win one of two sets of these nifty spoons for your musical merry-making!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember these? Here are a dozen of our favorite old-time, good-time, summer camp and sing-around-the-campfire songs.
We’re helping a fellow-blogger raise funds for a new school in Papua, New Guinea and sharing great information about PNG culture at the same time! This article allows you to learn more about life, music, culture and some of the beautiful traditional crafts on this exciting island.
In July, we’ll bring you more down-home fun with homemade musical washboards, dancing limberjill and limberjack dolls as well as instructions for turning a comb into a kazoo!
And, here’s a heads up that we’ll be going down under in August. Our August in Australia monthly page will give away two real, full size didgeridoos again! We’ll also make some Aussie style clapsticks called bilma and have more songs, surprises and great give-aways right here.
UNTIL NEXT TIME,
Stay cool and keep a happy song in your heart!
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