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Alternate Activity 1: Creating a Multigenerational Musical Reflection

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Selection of child-friendly musical instruments, such as harmonicas, drums, tambourines, castanets, harmonicas, bells and kazoos

Preparation for Activity

  • Be sure that there are at least two adults or youth to meet with this breakout group.
  • Set out instruments.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to create a composition using a variety of musical instruments. Work together to create the sound of exile, despair, and hopelessness, and then work together to create the sound of hope.

With younger children, you might use the instruments to illustrate the feelings of the duckling as you retell the story of the ugly duckling.

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