Kindergarten’s Color Wheel Xylophone

This lesson focuses on color recognition, sorting, cutting and pasting with a musical twist. Children create art based on a real object (a xylophone) that reinforces rainbow order. Students will also work on their spatial skills as they organize and trim their colored rainbow pieces to fit their xylophone. Reading Music Is a Rainbow by Stephan Earl was an opening activity to this lesson to make connections between art (color) and music.