Lullaby Project at Home
Introducing the Lullaby Project at Home! Kickstart your creativity and write lullabies with our series of musical prompts.
Join Carlie and Cathy, teaching artists for Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall’s Education and Outreach programs, as they share prompts and activities for you to use at home to start on your own personal lullaby.
Find inspiration from their weekly musical prompts and write lullabies for or with your child, parent, best friend, pet - anyone you’d like to share a special song with. These prompts are suitable for all ages!
We’ll be sharing new prompts weekly on Instagram, so follow us or check back here for the latest activity. Share your musical experiments with us on Instagram by tagging @MasseyHall and using the hashtag #LullabyProjectOnline.
Learn more about The Lullaby Project.
Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
For our first two prompts in the series, we invite you to create your own twist on a childhood favourite - “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." What new spin can you put on this classic lullaby?
Next, rewrite the words to this famous melody like Carlie does here, or make your own mash-up of multiple songs with similar melodies.
Found Sound Rhythms
You don’t need to own a piano or drum kit to make a rhythm - your home is full of other great instruments! Look around your home for objects you can use to make music, and experiment with the different rhythms you can make.
Chanting is an easy way to work music into your day during any activity. And parents, did you know that chanting with an infant or young child can help with everything from motor movement coordination to nervous system regulation?
Write a chant about your daily routines, a pet’s antics, a favourite playtime activity.