Meet Music Mouse

Mr. Music Mouse or Miss Music Mouse, if you please!

This week at Anny's Kindergarten, we are learning eighth notes. I thought the children would enjoy shaking their homemade tambourines to the rhythm! Aren't they adorable?! I got the idea from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas and decided to tweak it a little. I'll be teaching the kids about running notes!

Meet Music Mouse

Music Tambourines
How To

I happened to have some medium size letter templates on hand. I prefer the smaller size plates because of the size of the children's hands. Once I traced the M onto the foam plate, I took off with blue paint. Decorating the mouse was easy and in no time I had created 10 tambourines for music class.
Mice Like Music


2 small foam paper plates
2 small eyes
2 foam ears
1 pom pom for nose
2 pipe cleaners for whiskers (I drew whiskers)
The letter M
Bottle of paint, any color

Ten Little Mice Shaking Back and Forth
 What's Inside?

I added a handful of soybeans to place in the middle of my small foam plate before I would staple down the two plates. I found that the less beans you use, actually the sound gets louder! I have seen others punch holds and lace yarn through the holes to create that cool, tail effect. 

Songs For The Mouse
1.Three Blind Mice

Three blind mice,
See how they run!
They all ran after a farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

2. Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down!
Hickory, dickory, dock

Here are some mouse crafts for preschoolers. 

Barefoot Books offers a cute finger puppet and yes, it is a cute mini mouse! 

Field Mouse Finger Puppet
You'll find them at My Marketplace is offering for free, the Grand Canyon kids book app

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  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Music Mouse!!!! I wish I could see the kids reaction to these adorable tambourines! Thanks for mentioning & linking to me. I adore how these turned out - isn't it great how an idea can be a springing board to bigger things?!

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase! Hope the students enjoy their Music Mouse Tambourines! You did a fabulous job.


  2. Those are the cutest mice tambourines! Who knew that less beans produced louder sounds? Adorable! I am a new follower from The Sunday Showcase. Vicky @

  3. Creative and funny ideas for kids! i love it, thanks for sharing.


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