Have kids choose an instrument, identify its name, and try playing it. Have them describe the sound the instrument makes. Repeat the activity with each instrument.
Have kids close their eyes while you play one of the instruments. Ask them to identify the instrument.
Tap out a rhythmic pattern on a hard surface. Have kids repeat the pattern using one or both maracas. Repeat the activity using different instruments.
Play or listen to a favorite song, then have kids choose an instrument and play along to the beat.
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