An activity for a group of small to large sizes. All members of the group are given a boomwhacker or similar simple, single pitched instrument. Members take turns as the conductor, and point at other members of the group one after another to create a melody or even different harmonies.
Individuals with Physical Disabilities
A Boomwhacker per person
Building social skills through interaction,
Maintaining focus and engagement
Practicing sensorimotor skills
Practicing motor skills
Allow each member of the group to select a boomwhacker (the more variety the better)
Line up all members in a straight line to ensure no one is within another's swinging motion
Point to members one by one to create a melody
Select someone else to stand in front of the group and 'Conduct'
Use both hands to point for faster melodies, or multiple voices
Allow people to use two boomwhackers
Perform with any pitched instrument
Perform with multi-pitched instruments
James E. Riley, MT-BC