DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Drawing, Coloring or Crafting to Music
It's always amazed me how the brain works when music is involved. Think of all the song lyrics you've memorized over the years. Could you memorize the text of a book and recall it 20 years later? I sure couldn't... But it always makes me chuckle when I hear a song from decades ago and start singing along (especially when it's a remake and my daughters think I'm cool because I know the words to the "newest" pop tune!)
It also intrigues me by how much songs can impact my emotions. Music can cheer me up, make me laugh, make me cry, wake me up or put me to sleep.
For these reasons, I think it's great to combine craft sessions with music.
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong is a good song to start with -- you can download the song from ITunes (I think it's about $1 to get a song depending on what country you live in) or as an MP3 from Amazon. It's one of those songs that stirs my emotions and paints pictures in my head whenever I hear it. The tempo of the music is relaxing enough to help settle children down to a calm crafting session. The lyrics of the music are clear enough to make up what is being said the first time you hear it.
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong