I’ve seen lots of great ideas on Pinterest on ways to create music areas for outside … and I wanted to give it a shot. Here’s our SUPER SIMPLE Outdoor Music Play Area …
Like I said, SUPER SIMPLE. I hung a long piece of red plastic cording between two trees at a good height for my kids in an area the don’t run through. I chose the plastic cording because I didn’t want to worry about it getting wet, molding, or breaking. (However, the cording does stretch over time and I am finding that I am continually having to tighten it.) From there we added different items to hang from the cording … experimenting along the way with what works and sounds cool when it’s hit with sticks or wooden and plastic spoons. I love the fact that we can continue to add and replace different items as we choose. So far we have …
- a small bottle filled with rice
- a plastic container filled with hickory nuts
- different combinations of jingle bells and metal washers strung on the plastic cording
- metal mason lid rings
Making the strings of bells and washers was also a great fine-motor skill activity for my daughter who’s 3. She loved helping make them!
Check out some more great outdoor music ideas …
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.