At-Home Agenda: Week 6 – Turn Up the Volume for Music and Sound Play

Creative adventures your family can do at home

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Englewood-Greenwood Village-Centennial April 28, 2020

Looking for at-home ideas to keep kids busy, happy, and learning? We've created a sample schedule to help you brainstorm ideas that will work best for your family.

This week, find your family fun® with MUSIC & SOUND.

Microphone Cupcakes

Photo credit: Nicole Hoeper, Macaroni Kid Colorado Springs

Supplies needed: cake mix, regular size cake cones, frosting, crumbled cookie topping or brown sprinkles, muffin pan, foil

Get the step-by-step instructions to make them here.


The ABCs of Metallica by Metallica & Howie Abrams
The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
Trombone Shorty by Troy Andrews
The Story of Rock and The Story of Rap by Editors of Caterpillar Books

Musical Water Glasses

Photo credit: Nicole Hoeper, Macaroni Kid Colorado Springs

Supplies needed: 5 water glasses, water, metal spoon, food coloring (optional)

1. Fill each glass with a different level of water. Add food coloring to help differentiate the glasses.
2. Tap the side of each water glass to hear a different tone.
3. Write your own song on paper. Use the colors to help!

DIY Instruments

Supplies needed: boxes, rubber bands, paper towel tube, rice, plastic spoons, wax paper

Get the step-by-step instructions to make four different instruments here.

Drum Painting

Supplies needed: paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, music

1. Turn on some upbeat music.
2. Dip your paintbrushes in watercolor paints.
3. Tap your paintbrushes to the beat and watch the masterpiece come together before your eyes.


Download FREE printable postcards.

Print the designs on cardstock paper. Color and cut out your artwork. Address and stamp your postcards, and then send them to family and friends.

The Little Einsteins

Yo Gabba Gabba

The Princess and the Frog (G)

Coco (PG)

Annie (PG)

Listen to a concert or play an instrument:

Want to show us your celebration of the music and sound? We'd love to see your photos! Be sure to tag @macaronikid on social media so we can see how you've brought the joy of music into your home.