A photo I have taken of 2 kazoos for the Kazoo...

A photo I have taken of 2 kazoos for the Kazoo entry. Drhaggis 00:26, 18 May 2004 (UTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regular readers of my posts have seen a few times I’ve recommended their use. (Here and here are examples.) As National Kazoo Day is January 28th, it’s time for another installment.

Intergenerational fun with kazoos bring the generations together in the creation and in the playing.

Making kazoos is fairly easy and several methods exist. They can be made with cardboard rolls, pvc pipe, or from a comb. If making them pair members of various generations to assist the other.

To play a store bought kazoo, the large end goes in the mouth and hum.

As for the playing, the sky is the limit. Here’s a starter list to get the creative juices flowing for an intergenerational group:

Songs known by the community

  • Crawdad Hole
  • Oh, Suzanna
  • The Chicken Dance (can you play & clap at the same time?)
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Patriotic songs

  • Yankee Doodle
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • This Land is Your Land
  • She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

Children’s songs

  • Pop Goes the Weasel
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Bingo
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat (try it as a round)

“Sound like …”

  • a lawn mower
  • a bee
  • a mosquito
  • cars (driving fast, slow)

 Share your intergenerational fun with kazoos in the comments below. Imagine the possibilities!

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