Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Pitch, Tone, and Beat topic on BrainPOP Jr.

A Cappella

Voices can be low, high, and everything in between. Have your child sing the lowest note he or she can. Then have your child sing the highest note. If possible, listen to an a cappella group together. Many colleges or communities have a cappella groups, such as barbershop quartets or choirs. Have your child experience how low and high voices can come together to create music!

Sound Walk

Go on a walk with your child. Have him or her listen carefully to different sounds. Which sound is high? Which is low? Birds might make high-pitched sounds, while a dog’s barks might have a much lower pitch. What rhythm do your footsteps make? Challenge your child to change the rhythm of his or her footsteps.