Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Musical Instruments topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Live MusicIf possible, attend a live musical performance with your child. Many high schools have bands that perform, and many local colleges have chamber ensembles or orchestras that play on campus or in the community. Discuss the instruments with your child and help him or her hear the different instruments. Which instrument is the loudest? Softest? Highest? Lowest?Traditional InstrumentsMany children are familiar with guitars, drums, and other instruments typically played in bands or orchestras. But many are not familiar with traditional instruments that date back thousands of years. Choose a country together, such as India or China, and explore its traditional instruments. You may want to go to the library to investigate or research online. Many resources online also have sound clips that give an example of how the instrument sounds. Explore world music together!