Sustainable Songs is a new music resource developed by Arts:Live in partnership with The a2 Milk Company. The project takes children through a process of making and playing fruit and veggie instruments and then recycling the scraps to make a delicious Musical Soup.
Each lesson has rich links to musical learning, but you don’t need to be an expert in music to work through the activities. All the instructions and building blocks needed to make the instruments and play the Food Groove song are on the Arts:Live website Sustainable Songs
Teachers who are not already registered will need to do so to access the lessons, which are designed for Years 5–6. The lessons are: How to make a pumpkin Drum and Eggplant Clapper; How to make Watermelon and Rockmelon drums; How to make a Corn Guiro and Cucumber Rythm Sticks; how to make a Zuccini Kazoo and Capsicum Shaker; and the playing the Food Groove Tab.
There are teaching notes for Curriculum alignment; Maximum Outcomes; Resources, which includes a downloadable teaching pack; Glossary; and Educational Outcomes Statement.
Since launching to Australian teachers in 2013, Arts:Live has grown to become Australia’s gold standard for online creative education, being used by over 1 million students in more than 80% of Australian schools.