Today was the first day of Music Olympics camp and much of what we did included pool noodles!
We twisted them, used half of them, climbed on them and shot nerf darts through them...all in the name of learniing music!
One of the favorite activities of the day was the "Nerf 'n Noodle" game we played. This game was inspired by something I saw on the Family Fun site and adapted to work for note identification and for rhythm.
Here's a look at what I put together and how I adapted it:
I also cut several noodles in half and used them along with balloons for a fun activity designed to teach and reinforce musical terms.
I guess I was really in the "noodle" mood today because I also made them for dinner! If you're running a camp or a group lesson this summer, try adding a few of these! The kids really love them!