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Learning About Woodwinds - Mother Goose Time

I have to say that I LOVE the fact that the pre-school curriculum from Mother Goose Time is going over orchestra instruments this week.  It is something I NEVER would have thought to do myself, and so much fun!

Today at Circle Time, Little Guy was a lot better at doing the weather, rather than just saying yes for everything,   I also hid Mother Goose, and he had to find her, which he thought was a lot of fun.  I had him find which day of the week it was based on the first sound, and we listened to the Days of the Week song.  
Everything we needed for two hours of learning activities!

Our activities went better today.  The first thing we did was Find the Flute.  We used "magnifying glasses" to look at our theme poster.  It took him a minute to figure out what we were doing, but once he figured out we were matching things, he did it like a pro.  When we had the open one where you can put anything in the window you want, he found EVERYTHING in the picture and named it.

Playing "Find the Flute" well I guess find the mouse at this point?
Then we played a fun game called Woodwind game.  He practiced punching holes (which means that I held onto his hands and punched holes because he is not strong enough) first.  Then I made him a color pipe and folded up the color cube.  We rolled the color cube and he had to put his fingers on the color(s) that matched the cube.  He did pretty well, and really loved it when I started taking turns with him and singing songs.
Matching colors on the color pipe

Then we read "Zin, Zin, Zin, a Violin" which he really liked.  Or at least like the title of, because a couple days later he still randomly says "Zin, zin, a violin."

Next we were supposed to do something called Longest Breath, which involved prediction and blowing as long as you can to move a cotton ball or other lightweight item.  This concept was COMPLETELY lost on him, but he had a blast anyways.  He was giggling like mad the whole time.  All his breaths were about the same (one second) so we didn't really do the main point of the activity, but at least he had fun.
Blowing Cottonballs during Longest Breath
Kazoo making was next.  He didn't do well blowing on the kazoo.  He wanted to put it in his mouth, and ended up using it more like a microphone than a kazoo.  

I am a blog ambassador for Mother Goose Time.  My son and I receive free curriculum in exchange for sharing our experiences.  All opinions are my own and not influenced by the fact that I get it for free!


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