2. Paint brush
3. 2 blank pieces of paper
4. 2 paper plates
5. 1 classical song
6. 1 rock song (can be any style of music as long as the 2 styles of music contrast)
7. CD player
For this project we will be painting to 2 different styles of music and comparing the differences between the paintings.
1. Give your child a paper plate with some paints squeezed out on it, a blank sheet of paper, a paint brush, and a cup of water. (As shown above.)
2. Let your child paint to the first song for 5 minutes. (Time can be shortened or lengthened depending on your child's attention span.) Make sure to let your child paint to each style of music for equal amounts of time.
3. Put the first painting aside when the 5 minutes is up.
3. Have your child paint to the rock song on a blank piece of paper with a new set of paint for 5 minutes.
4. Note the differences between the two paintings, and discuss the differences between the paintings with your child.
5. Tell your child that different styles of music can move us in different ways and can sometimes be shown through painting.
My Daughter's Results:
For both trials, my Daughter painted to the same classical and rock song for 3 minutes each.
For trial #1 she painted to the classical song first. For Trial #2 she painted to the rock song first.
Trial #1: Classical Painting, Rock Painting
Trial #2: Classical Painting, Rock Painting
Note: This project is not implying in any way that one musical form is better than the other.
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