Previous Term: Charlie-Anne

Previous Term: Charlie-Anne

Charlie-Anne (Chaz) explores music and sound creation in the Magical Musical Forest.

Join in with storytelling and craft activities, learn about different instruments, create your own sound, and investigate the wonders that lie in the Forest.

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    • Week 1: Painting with Charlie-Anne (Chaz)
    • Week 2: Percussion Instruments with the Evergreen Elves
    • Week 3: String Instruments with Mr Snufflestash
    • Week 4: Sensory Magic Potions and Saxophone Sounds
    • Week 5: Miniature Magical Musical Forest
    • Week 6: Dixie the Pixie’s Sensory Playdough
    • Week 7: Shakers, Electric Instruments and the Forest Gardener
    • Week 8: Imaginary Journey into the Magical Musical Forest

Week 1

Meet Charlie-Anne (Chaz), who will joining Mighty Mega this term to explore music and sound creation in the Magical Musical Forest.

Join her to investigate the wonders that lie in the forest through sound, storytelling and craft activities. In this first introductory week, get to know each other while learning how to create unique pictures using paint and leaves from trees around your home.

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Week 2

Chaz has received another quest from the creatures of the Magical Musical Forest. This time from the resident percussion band, the Evergreen Elves.

Join her to craft three percussion instruments from items around your home. Experiment with different sounds, try a rhythm game, follow the Evergreen Elves’ song and, most importantly, make lots of noise!

You will need: a plastic bottle, something small to fit inside (such as rice or pasta), pots and pans, wooden and metal spoons, a variety of glasses, a jug of water, and an adult to help you. For some extra sensory fun, grab some food colouring or paint to add a splash of colour to the water.

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Week 3

In this week’s workshop, Chaz is joined by her friend Alexander Leese-Terry who has all kinds of different string instruments to show you. Discover all the different sounds they make before learning how to make your own string instruments using everyday containers and rubber bands.

Then, join the colourful Mr Snufflestash on an adventure through the Magical Musical Forest, accompanied by music from Alex. You can even follow along using your new string instrument.

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Week 4

In this week’s workshop, Chaz is joined by another musical friend. Geena plays the saxophone and is going to show you how it makes all kinds of different sounds.

Then, meet up with Mr Snufflestash and hear about all the cheeky tricks he’s been playing on his friends in the Magical Musical Forest with help from magical potions. With help from a grown up, learn how to make your own sensory potions with paint and everyday ingredients.

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Week 5

In this week’s workshop, Chaz is exploring her garden to find all sorts of household objects and natural things to transform a shoebox into a miniature version of the Magical Musical Forest.

Have a go at making a river out of tin foil, trees from fallen leaves, and a forest floor with bark and grass. Add flowers, stones and sticks to make it your own. You could even experiment with craft materials or draw a picture instead. The choice is yours.

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Week 6

In this week’s workshop, have a go at making your own playdough. Experiment with colours, scents and textures to create a sensory experience. All you need is some simple ingredients from the kitchen. But, please note, that this playdough isn’t edible (just incredibly fun to squish and create with).

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Week 7

Raid the recycling and gather up some cardboard tubes for this week’s workshop. Chaz will be showing you how to make your own shaker and venturing into the world of electric instruments. You might even meet a new friend… The Forest Gardener.

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Week 8

For the last workshop of this term, Chaz is joined one more time by Geena and Mr Snufflestash.

Take a trip into the Magical Musical Forest with the power of imagination and create your own stick puppet characters to join you in the forest for all kinds of stories and adventures.

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