Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 20: National Radio Day

image from marquettesocialscene.com

In celebration of Radio Day, try this activity which focuses on listening to songs on the radio.
Song Mix

Materials:

  • Radio
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Turn on the radio to a song and write down the first phrase you hear.
  2. Now change the station. Again, write down the first phrase from a song that you hear.
  3. Continue the process until you have half a dozen phrases or so.
  4. Read the phrases together to create a new song.
  5. Kids can mix and match the phrases and even try to sing it.

Source(s): Adapted from HowStuffWorks.com; featured in 100 Music Activities for Kids (activity D2)


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