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Music Activities for Kids


Soda Bottle Organ Activity for Kids
Strike up some stunning notes!
Strike up some stunning notes!
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Kids can make an air-powered instrument of their own with the soda bottle organ activity.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspapers
  • Five or six empty glass soda bottles
  • Water
  • Dark-colored nail polish
  • Food coloring

Spread out the newspapers. Practice making a tone by blowing into the top of a glass soda bottle. When you have it mastered, fill the bottles with different levels of water. (If you've had some music lessons, you could try tuning the bottles to specific notes.)

Arrange the bottles from left to right, low notes to high notes. Practice playing an easy song. Make a water level mark on each bottle with dark-colored nail polish. (Mark the notes, too, if you know them.)

Let the polish dry. Using a drop or two of food coloring, put a different color in each bottle. Put your thumb over the end of each bottle, and gently swirl the water to mix the color in.

Now you can practice your songs on your soda bottle pipe organ!

It's a musical mix-up, and it's happening on the next page!

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