Create music using kitchen stuff

You will need:

  • Pots, pans, bowls, wooden spoons, utensils, baking tin
  • Ear muffs (optional)

You can:

Let your child:

  • Choose and create their instruments
  • Experiment with the sounds they can make
  • Perform a simple song
  • Have some music for your child to play along to

You can also:

Create a band:

  • Combine sounds with others
  • Make a small rhythmic composition
  • Perform a simple song together

Did you know:

  • Participation in music at an early age can help improve a child’s learning ability and memory by stimulating different patterns of brain development. It helps with reading, maths and emotional development
  • For cultural reasons some people may not wish to use kitchen items as instruments

What your child is learning:

  • That music is fun
  • That playing with materials with no objective in mind can be enjoyable and creative
  • The confidence to choose and experiment with materials
  • To explore actively with all the senses
  • About sounds, volume, rhythm, tempo