Submitted by Judy Schneider, West Carrollton, Ohio

Idea posted June 17, 2008

Separate out the 1-8 cards and "compose" Boomwhacker® pieces. The only rule is that the composition must end on 1 or 8. Have kids in groups arrange their 32 cards, then play the finished project. They can leave spaces for rests (or use the other cards face down). You can experiment with patterns, etc.