#85 - Sebastian's Trumpet by Miko Imai

Summary: Three little bears all receive musical instruments for their birthdays. Theodore and Oswald have immediate success playing the drum and banjo respectively, but Sebastian can only produce a "Pfffft" on his trumpet. No matter how hard he tries nothing resembling music comes out of his horn. Receiving encouragement from his mother, he tries again the following morning and finally produces a sweet sounding "TA-TA-TA-ROOOOOOON!"

Suggested ActivityMake a Kazoo

A kazoo can be made with an empty paper towel roll, a rubber band, and waxed paper. The children can decorate the outside of their kazoo with colored felt-tip markers. After this, place a piece of waxed paper over one end of the roll and secure it with a rubber band. Poke two or three holes into the waxed paper, allowing sound to be produced.

Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up