Mystery Music (Grades 3-5)

In this activity, a kazoo and a game of “Name That Tune” will solve a musical mystery.

Two children at a table. On is playing a kazoo while the other listens
Who needs iTunes when you can play just about any tune with a kazoo?

Can you name the tunes being played on these kazoos? Click through to find out.

Now make your own kazoo and challenge someone you know to a game of “Name That Tune.” You can “play” a tune on your kazoo, and see if the other person can guess what song it is!

What You Need

  • Cardboard tube (like an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll)
  • Wax paper
  • Rubberband
  • Sharp pencil (or other sharp object) to poke holes
  • Paint or other art supplies to decorate your kazoo
  • Help from an adult

What To Do

  • Cover the end of your cardboard tube with wax paper. Secure it with a rubber band.
  • Poke a hole in the side of the tube using the sharp pencil. Have an adult help you with this step!
  • Put the open end of the tube up to your mouth, and hum or say “do” over and over and to make the kazoo sound.
  • Paint or decorate your kazoo!