Watch

Connor and Ally Dog are getting the band together! However, they are missing a few friends. Watch this next episode and see how many band members they need to complete their band.

Get up and move

Wow! That band sounds great! Download “The Band Music” and get up and move. Can you pretend to play the different instruments? First is banjo…second the kazoo…third they added the bass…fourth the clarinet and fifth the drums. Take it away!

FOCUS AND APPLY

Wasn’t that fun! Now let’s listen carefully and analyze the music. This time instead of moving and dancing to the music, let’s listen and see if we can match each instrument to the music as we hear them join. Download the activity page below. Color and cut out the instruments. Then ask your child questions like, “What instrument was played first?” (the banjo) What instrument was played second?” (Ally’s kazoo) “What instrument was played by the monkey last?” (the drums), etc. Don’t forget to count and make sure you have all five instruments. If the band added two more instruments, how many would it be? (seven) How about two less instruments? (three)

Evaluating

Great job! Wasn’t that fun! Now let’s use our counting skills to see how many instruments are missing. Download the activity pages below and follow the instructions to give it a try!

Activity

Awesome job! Now it’s time for you to create! For fun, see if you can create your own band. Can you find things around your home that sound like the different instruments you heard in the video and music? See if you can find – a pot with a spoon, a metal cup with a fork or longer spoon – two pieces of wood from outside, stomp feet, etc. Get your other family members or friends involved to play with you. How many members do you have? How many instruments? Transfer the learning to snack time…how many treats do you have? How many do you have if you eat one? Etc. For more ideas be sure to check out our blogs!

WHOO HOO!

You have now completed the fun activities with our new math and music video, “The Band”.  Don’t forget to go out into the world around you and find other groups to count. How many do you see?  How do you know if a group is complete? 

By completing these activities you and your child have reached the highest level of Bloom’s taxonomy, encouraged STEM problem solving, all the while connecting concepts between music and math. Look for more math and music fun, plus Extension Activities at allydogdepot.com/blog or follow us on Instagram @mathandmusicmommy and Facebook: Ally Dog Depot

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