Silly Symphony

The purpose of this game is to discover the beautiful sounds that can be created by the natural objects in our environment.  Each player is given 10-15 minutes to find objects in nature that make a noise when banged together, or blown on, or rubbed together.   Players bring back their “instruments” and a conductor is chosen, who organizes the group into a semi-circular orchestra.

Each musician is allowed to “tune” his instrument, so the rest of the group can hear the different sounds.  If a player can play more than one instrument at the same time, he is welcome to do so.  The conductor can then choose a familiar tune with an easy rhyme, and lead his orchestra in song.  Let the players make requests for songs they would like to play.  Give musicians the opportunity to work on “solos” that they can perform for everyone.