Summer is finally here at our home in the Fraser Valley. We have had some cloudy cold and windy days lately.
Today the sun is shining.
I’m excited about today’s post. I have a resource for anyone who has a kid in music and how to keep them playing over the summer.
It all started when I saw a YouTube video for a Summer Clipboard system. I’ll add the link below. If this lady has it figured out for her 5 kids (soon to be 6) then this system must work.
We started out with our summer bucket list. It didn’t take long and we have a FULL list, of small items and big ones. I have to say, now that it’s written out, we’ve talked about it and we see it every day in our kitchen it’ll keep my husband and I accountable to follow through.
We made sure to keep most of this list cost friendly expect for some bigger items.
In the video where I got the free printables from she showed one of her son’s lists and there was a thing for soccer kicks.
Our son is in soccer this summer as well, so I added that to his list.
He was also in Piano Lessons this past year.
My house and family isn’t as big as Jordan’s from Fun Cheap of Free so I didn’t use one of her printables.
Instead, I made a music one for my son and I’m actually making one for myself. I have it available for FREE as well.
I called it a practice sheet in the title, as that’s what this would traditionally be called, I find ‘music play list” is more fun for summer for kids.
Here’s the Summer Music Play List
I kept it very simple with only having 6 things. It honestly isn’t that much. So long as he plays one thing a day I’m happy.
I have things like:
- Play a song from your book
- Play a scale
- Make up a song (My son LOVES this one)
- Memorize a song or section
- Play for someone (I have a video of him playing for his baby sister)
- Bonus: Do a mini recital
Want to use this but aren’t sure what to include on it? Ask their piano teacher OR go through their practice notebook from their weekly lessons to get ideas.
For me the point is to keep them playing and to make it fun. It helps them not loose what they have learned over the summer.
Let me know if you used it?
If you have a hard time printing it please contact me and I’ll e-mail it to you.
Here’s Jordan Page’s video from Fun Cheap or Free.