music, Special Education Classroom

Tambourine Visual Directions!

I decided to conquer an adapted music class this year! I consulted with my music teacher and bought Mrs. D’s Corner Music Adapted Work Binder. We have been working on percussion instruments during the first two months of school. After spending several weeks studying the names and sounds of percussion instruments, we decided to conquer making our own!

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The supplies were so simple! You need a plate, string and jingle bells. I used these jingle bells from Amazon. I recommend giving students 3-4 bells. One bag of 18 bells would work to make these instruments with up to 6 students.

First we used markers to color our paper plates. This was a great way to let the students get creative with their tambourine! Afterwards, we folded the tambourine in half and used a stapler to close it. We also used a hole punch to punch holes in the edge of the plates.Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 11.43.58 PM.png

We used strings to attach the jingle bells to the plates. This was a great fine motor task, and some of my students needed help tying the string. We used that opportunity to encourage them to ask for help!

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Afterwards, the kids had a blast shaking their tambourines! It was a super easy and fun project to bring some hands on experience into our music class.

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Click the image below to grab your free copy of the visual directions!

 

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