Music in a Garden

by Ow Yang Jing Yi


Create music using natural materials found in the garden.

Skill Level: Advanced

Suitable For: 5 - 6 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Outdoors

Music in a Garden

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Eye-hand coordination, balance, stretching, cutting, hitting, rubbing

  • Intellectual - Comparing, observing

  • Emotional - Appreciation

  • Social - Performing for family and friends


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Step 1

Ask the children to find natural materials in the garden and put them into the paper bag. With the materials gathered, put them into the individual bottles. Ask the children to name the natural materials and identify the source.

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  • Stones

  • Branches

  • Leaves

  • Pebbles

  • Sand

  • Twigs

  • Seeds

  • Fruits

  • Used bottles

Step 2

Ask the child to think of ways to create music. Suggest ways such as rubbing, hitting, or banging the materials. Play the ‘instruments’ to an existing song or compose a new song and perform the song for family and friends.own text and edit me. It's easy.

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