Sweet Pea came home with his own rhythm sticks after hearing stories with instruments as an integral part of the story. They were Max Found Two Sticks, written and illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Hip Cat, written by Jonathon London; The Jazz Fly, written by Matthew Golub; and Jazz Baby, written by Lisa Wheeler. Musicians and their instruments helped tell the stories!
Cutie Pie and I made shakers out of toilet paper rolls and visited the instrument petting zoo while waiting for his face to be painted while Sweet Pea and Hubby participated with the stories on the stage.
Sweet Pea absolutely loved drumming along with about 30 other kids and adults in a drum circle. He even got to do a solo!
These are just a sampling of all the offerings there were to choose from. It was a hard decision to make at times as several things were going on around the building at one time. Some of the other offerings were a creative movement dance class, a musical theatre-style dance class, yoga for kids…
Our home is filled with music…volins, violas, basses, keyboard, drums…so it is almost a no-brainer that we would enjoy this particular event, however, I think my family would enjoy this even if we weren’t!
Here’s a link to this year’s HEP Kids web page. If you are in the Rochester, NY area next year you should really go! (There is a small cost for admission, but well worth it!)
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