Long Marton

Community School

Music activity

Music project

For the music project with jam jars children will need approximately 8 jars, water, colouring if available and a wooden beater (spoon).

You are going to make a xylophone with your jars. Fill each jar with different heights of water, think about a xylophone and how each bar is a different length. Which will have the lowest sound and which will have the highest sound? Put colouring in some of the jars to help you remember which notes you played, just like the ones we use in school. What happens if you change your beater to a metal one? Can you play a tune with your new xylophone? Don’t hit your jars too hard in case they break 🙉

Have fun playing tunes to your favourite nursery rhyme or song. 

Keep your jars for next week.