Boomwhacker and Solfege Train Giveaway - Teaching Children Music

Boomwhacker and Solfege Train Giveaway

Giveaways are Back!!

The school year has started again and we're excited to start another round of giveaways.  The Boomwhacker giveaway we began with last Spring was a big hit so we're going to hit off the year with this color-coded classic.  We're also throwing in "The Solfege Train" because the materials compliment each other so well.

Boomwhacker fun for everyone!

Boomwhackers are large, plastic tubes that have been tuned to specific pitches.  They are color-coded and are labeled both with letter names and solfege.  Red is "C" and "Do", Orange is "D" and "Re", and so on.

I really love Boomwhackers because they are so inviting for children.  They love to sword fight with the boomwhackers, and given a rhythm to practice with their sword play, the activity can be academically productive AND help them get their wiggles out.  Win-win!

We also like to play music together.  While great for classroom use, a small group of as few as 3 people can successfully play simple nursery rhymes such as "Twinkle, Twinkle".  Larger groups can play even more complex songs as more pitches are added to the spectrum and more than one player has the same boomwhacker.

The colors used are very similar to the colors we use on this website.  (Instead of blue for "So", they have a dark teal).  We have plenty of color-coded printouts that you can use with boomwhackers making the two a perfect match!

Boomwhackers are an engaging, hands on, gross motor activity great for wiggling students and otherwise bored children.  Put more fun in your music time and try some today!

The Solfege Train

"The Solfege Train" is one of our most popular products.  There are lots of color-coded activities and nursery rhymes that are compatible with the Boomwhackers.  One of my kids' favorite activities from the printable activities is to play with the Solfege Circles.  We line them up on the floor to make a giant game board where they get to be the player.  The circles also work great with the Boomwhackers as a target for the boomwhackers to hit.  This helps kids to forget the often more appealing target of their neighbor's head.  On sale during our giveaway!

Learn more about the 8-note Boomwhacker set the winner will receive on Amazon

Discussion 39 comments

Emily Hill - September 3, 2016 Reply

These are such creative and fun way to teach solfege and the notes of the scale! Starting a class this year to feature these instruments — loved by ALL ages.

Anelw4 - September 3, 2016 Reply

I like that they are color coded!

kelley foulk - September 3, 2016 Reply

this is my first time hearing about the product and i must say what a great fun way to teach. thanks for the review and giveaway

Brittany Boles - September 3, 2016 Reply

Would love to win boom walkers!! What a creative simple tool!

Mary Beth Elderton - September 3, 2016 Reply

Boomwhackers are a great way to bring children into music and a good first step to learning an instrument later.

bcoffey - September 3, 2016 Reply

I love that everything is color-coded and that the solfege is included!

The TH Kinder Garden - September 3, 2016 Reply

We need Music Ed at the TH Kinder Garden! Would love to start with these!

LadyD - September 3, 2016 Reply

Music class needs boomwhackers! We’re going to have fun with these ! Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous - September 3, 2016 Reply

I like that the boomwhackers give a rhythm to practice!

Nicole Sender - September 3, 2016 Reply

I like that the boomwhackers give a rhythm to practice !

Gaye McGill - September 3, 2016 Reply

My granddaughter is a vocalist and her husband is a music teacher and orchestra director for a school district. Their little one “plays” his own piano and drum set and loves making music. They’d all really enjoy the boomwhackers and The Solfege Train!

Arik Issan - September 3, 2016 Reply

My little sister loves music and color coding… This would be just great fun for her!

Paulette HAnchett - September 3, 2016 Reply

What a fun way to learn!

Raquel - September 3, 2016 Reply

My kids would get a kick out of these!

Gabrielly - September 3, 2016 Reply

I love that everything is color-coded.

Melody - September 4, 2016 Reply

What a fun way for the kids to learn!

Anelw4 - September 4, 2016 Reply

I like that they are a great gross motor activity!

KFoster - September 4, 2016 Reply

Thank you so much for doing all this! Wow! Great website!

Nicole Sender - September 4, 2016 Reply

I like there are color-coded activities and nursery rhymes on “The Solfege Train”!

Anelw4 - September 5, 2016 Reply

I like that they are compatible with nursery rhymes!

Cyndi - September 5, 2016 Reply

I had no idea what boomwhackers were until you posted about this a while back. I’ve been dying to add these to my collection ever since! They look like so much fun!

Nicole Sender - September 5, 2016 Reply

I like that the boonwhackers are. color-coded and are labeled both with letter names and solfege. Red is “C” and “Do”, Orange is “D” and “Re”, and so on.

abigail - September 6, 2016 Reply

My kids had the chance to try out Boomwhackers at our local science/toy store and LOVED them. Fun combo of music, play and science!

    Tamsyn Spackman - September 6, 2016 Reply

    Science? I’d love to know what they did. 🙂

Natalie - September 6, 2016 Reply

Such a fun resource! I love the train idea to get the boys attention!

Lauryn R - September 7, 2016 Reply

Boomwhackers sound like an amazingly fun educational toy! I love music, and took choir all throughout my school days. I homeschool my kids and love finding new ways to teach music! Of course they all three love to play fight and they will love the different sounds each one makes. 🙂

Cyndi - September 8, 2016 Reply

I love your rainbow solfege train. It was what got my daughter interested in playing the piano! It was finally a way that she could understand and I will forever be grateful to you!

Rachel817 - September 9, 2016 Reply

My little boy is three and LOVES music. He is homeschooled and I know we could get a LOT of use out of these Boomwhackers!

Lana Simanovicki - September 10, 2016 Reply

This is the firsttimeI have seen these
I like all the colors

Megan - September 10, 2016 Reply

nice idea on the targets

imkhouw - September 10, 2016 Reply

I love using the boomwackers for teaching preschoolers, they play tunes by matching colors of boomwacker with colors in print, they also accompany their singing with the boomwhacker. I hope to win a set for myself so I can use it in my piano studio. My students would enjoy using them to practice solfege, rhythm, chords/harmony. I love how the solfege train colors match with the boomwhacker. My students would love practicing their solfege with the solfege train and boomwhacker.

Morrighan Crowe Anne Perry - September 12, 2016 Reply

I like that it involves movement.

Lindsey Khatri - September 12, 2016 Reply

I think this is such a fun way to start learning , I know my boys would love to play with these!

Darlene Owen - September 12, 2016 Reply

My two grandsons would love the boomwhacker as they love to play together and hitting each other would be just the ticket for them

Alicia Kruger - September 12, 2016 Reply

They both look fun. My daughter would love both activities

Anonymous - September 12, 2016 Reply

I love that they are color coded and can help with rhythm

LeAnn Harbert - September 12, 2016 Reply

They let kids have fun while they’re learning.

holly lawson - September 12, 2016 Reply

I like that they are color coded and help with rhythms

elizabeth miller - September 12, 2016 Reply

I love that this is great for kids to learn interaction with music. In addition, these can be used in helping to learn patterns, colors, and small words. Best of all, they have fun while doing it all.

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