by Tamsyn

September 3, 2016

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

About the author 


My name is Tamsyn and I love music. I got my bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from USU. I spent many years teaching private piano lessons until I had children of my own. I have attended several children workshops on how to teach children music. I really like the Kodaly method, but have adapted a lot of different techniques for my own children.

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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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