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!