Then we took some of the objects outside and made our Found Sound Garden. Found because the items were found, not purchased. Sound because of the beautiful melody it makes, and a garden because it is something lovely outside.
Next to the playground there is this empty garden box with a metal frame. I don't know what its purpose is, but I know its 're-purpose'.
Teachers tied the'found' percussion instruments to the frame.
Then everyone was invited to make music!
Or in pairs
or en masse
Beautiful music was made by all.
This activity contains many crucial components of education. It takes the world around the children and gives them experience and extension. They used creativity, trial and error, and cooperation. Senses, vocabulary, and creativity were all enhanced during the project. We have preserved something from the garbage and created something fun and beautiful to share with others.