Ideas For Boomwhackers®

Color Code Boomwhacker® Notes With Dry Erase Markers

Submitted by Lynn Holliman, Mississippi

Idea posted 2006-01-11

I bought some dry-erase markers from an office supply store that are close to, if not the same as, the colors of the Boomwhackers®. Now when I write a Boomwhacker® song on the board I use those colors. Students as young as first grade can play the songs, and they can even play some of the more challenging pieces. After a while they learn to recognize where that note color is on the staff, and they don't need the color coding anymore. It has made teaching students to read music so much easier.