Music Week Day 2: I See a Song

Music Week Day 2:  I See a Song


Welcome to The Christian Mama’s Guide Pin-Tastic Summer! If you’re just joining us, click over to our intro post to find out what we’re doing and to see what other crafts, activities and projects we’ve done.

This week, we’re having Music Week. Scroll down to learn how to make the I See a Song Art and then click here to find out what other awesome musical activities we’ve done this week.


Today’s activity was inspired by the book “I See a Song” by Eric Carle.  I’ve seen it before and feel in love with the gorgeous art.  Unfortunately, the book is a collectors item and was impossible for me to find, so instead of reading it to my kids, I told my kids about it and showed them it on Amazon.  If you can find a copy of the book, awesome.  If not, you can still do this project without it.

What you need:

  • Music to play in the background (we used a Jazz mix on Songza)
  • Heavy-duty white paper
  • glue sticks
  • old magazines
  • scissors
  • Mod Podge (optional)

What to do:

  • Show your kids the book (either in real life or on “peek inside” on Amazon.)  Explain how the illustrator drew what he imagined the song would look like.
  • Get some tunes playing.  Let your kids listen and ask them to imagine what the music would look like.
  • Have them cut inanimate shapes out of the magazines (I cut Will’s shapes for them) and glue them onto the page in patters based on how they think the music is moving them.
  • Use Mod Podge to seal your kid’s collage (if you want.)

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Can you see music?  Help your kids to visualize rhythm and movement in music with this fun art project. Click to Tweet