Free teaching resource – Year 3 – Instructions on how to make a pepper instrument

free Year 3 teaching resource

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Year 3 – Instructions on how to make a pepper instrument

Music can be made using just about anything, as our free resource proves. These simple and easy-to-follow instructions, from our Year 3 ILP, Scrumdiddlyumptious!,  explain how to make a pepper shaker and a pepper drum.  

Once the children have created their instruments, let them perform in a vegetable orchestra! They can shake, tap and beat their peppers to create different rhythms and keep to a pulse. This will certainly be a fun and memorable way to let the children play musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression – aspects of the Year 3 curriculum.

Download a handy PDF version of the instructions


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