For Joyschool this week we learned about music and musical instruments. I filled the music room up with bongo drums, lap harp, guitar, maracas, xylophone, the piano, and just let them make noise for awhile. For craft we made some musical instruments, a little lap-harp type thing with rubber bands for strings, and a maraca by putting dry beans into a Chinese to-go box to shake around (and then decorate the box). We got on you tube, and watched performers on different instruments, letting them listen to the sound first, try to guess the instrument, and then let them see the video. At the very end I put on Fantasia for them while we were waiting for parents to come. It was fun!
*Dry ingredients (don't ask me how much of each!)
Box of carrot cake mix
Cinnamon (nutmeg, ground cloves, spice to taste)
Raisins, Cranberries, (walnuts, almonds, … )
Louisiana Cane Syrup (molasses)
Stir together dry stuff, mix up wet stuff, then mix dry and wet together. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes until you get a cross on the top of your buns :). Serve warm, with butter and farmer's market molasses.