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Learning at home ideas: Drawing to the Sensations of Music

Suitable for: School Age
You Will Need:

Music, paper, felt-tip pens, pencils, and art materials to use for drawing

Directions:

Listen to a variety of music with your child and talk about how you feel when listening to different types of music.  Then, with your child, draw representations of feelings based on the music you hear (jazz, rock, hip-hop, classical, swing, etc.). Have your child experiment with drawing lines to music (straight, curved, jagged, squiggly, zig-zag, serrated, wavy, etc.).

Tip:

If you child is interested, have him try the activity on a tray or wearing a blindfold. Let your child select colors according to how the music makes him feel, and talk about how different colors make us feel, too.

What Your Child Can Learn:

  • To appreciate different genres of music
  • To express himself creatively
  • To connect hearing and seeing