Katie Kazoo

Kazoos for Kindergarten Music Class

 This is a very easy craft to make, in no time at all! First, I asked the parents to save empty toilet paper rolls. Then I covered them with scrap book paper. I used Zotz instead of glue to hold the seam together. You'll need to use a paper punch for the hole on when end of the tube. You can experiment with the sound and add more, if you like. Then I cut out a circle of wax paper larger than the end of the roll. I found that thin rubber bands work best in securing the wax paper. You'll want to make sure the wax paper is on tight and most important of all, cut the wax paper a little bit over the hole. That way you're creating an airspace.

What is a Kazoo you ask? It's a toy musical instrument with a membrane that produces a buzzing sound when a player hums or sings into the mouthpiece. Back in my day, we used a plastic comb and a piece of wax paper. Now, you can find plastic kazoos at the Dollar Store. This was fun to make for the children. We will have a ball practicing and singing our Patriotic Songs with Kazoos. It will sound just dandy!

At the end of the video, you will hear a demonstration of the audio for a Kazoo. This week we will be working on "This Land Is Your Land," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," and "Erie Canal." These cute songs remind me of another Barefoot Book, available in paperback with CD.

                                                              We All GoTraveling By

We All Go Traveling By

Hop aboard the yellow school bus as it makes its way through town. Different modes of transportation are each paired with a color in this educational and fun selection.

Enhanced CD edition includes an animated video and audio singalong sung by Fred Penner.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Written By: Sheena Roberts
Illustrated By: Siobhan Bell
Sung By: Fred Penner

You can see the lyrics and chords at Woody Guthrie Tabs and Erie Canal Song

Have fun,

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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  1. That is very creative. Love how you have reused the TP tubes and made them into something fun. I am a new FB fan visiting from the Sunday Showcase. Vicky from Mess For Less

    1. Hi Vicky! How nice, thank you. I love your blog! LadyD Books follows you! You are awesome!

  2. Looks like fun, especially for young children.

  3. Fun idea! I will use this during one of my storytimes, for sure! :)

    1. Hi Dena! You're very good at storytelling. The children are blessed to have you!

  4. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

    1. There are some great ideas at Bern's site. I think the kids will get a kick out of hearing their voices with a homemade kazoo! Thanks for stopping by!


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