Friday morning, I wasn't sure what we'd be doing for Family Night that evening, but David called from work and said he had an idea. A band teacher at one of the local schools was going to throw out this xylophone because it is in multiple pieces, some pieces are broken, etc... But, there were enough great pieces for us to enjoy using it! So, he brought that home and borrowed an autoharp as well. I rounded up some other instruments we had around the house and our music theme was born.
I had planned to make pizza for dinner - so, wanted to incorporate that into our theme. Pepperoni and strips of green pepper made music notes on the top:
I also made brownie cupcakes with sprinkles on top for dessert and had a small tube of icing up in the cabinet. So, I drew a little musical note on top of those as well.
Before dinner, we sang our prayer from this neat book:
Here are a few instrument ideas:
Make your own tambourines by putting dried beans or unpopped popcorn inside two paper plates stapled together. I wrote verses on ours before we stapled them. You could also add ribbons or other fun decorations!
Here are a few verse ideas:
"I will make music to the Lord." ~ Judges 5:3
"It is good to praise the Lord and make music!" ~ Psalm 92:1
"I will sing and make music with all my soul." ~ Psalm 108:1
"Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord." ~ Ephesians 5:19
You can make an instrument, also, out of styrofoam meat trays with rubber bands put on.
Here were some other ideas I had that we didn't even end up using:
* Sing instead of speaking during dinner.
* Play musical chairs.
* Have a parade.
Rachel - someday when you can read this - I'm sorry there aren't more pictures of you, but you were running around having so much fun we could not get a picture of you!