Kazoos and Christmas Carols

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Do you know what a ‘kazoo’ is? It’s that small, simple musical instrument consisting of a hollow pipe with a hole in it, over which is a thin covering that vibrates and adds a buzzing sound when the player sings or hums into the pipe. I have come across it many times till date but didn’t know it was called a ‘kazoo’ until recently.

Here’s a fun singing game involving the kazoo which can be played amongst a group of kids this Christmas.

Divide the whole group of kids into pairs.

One pair is provided with a kazoo and a slide-whistle. The rest of the kids are expected to sing the first verse of a popular Christmas carol like Jingle Bells or Joy to the World or While Shepherds Watched their Flocks.

The pair with the instruments must then perform an instrumental duet performance of the song being sung.

The musical instruments then pass on to another pair while the rest of the kids sing a different Christmas carol. This goes on till every pair has had a chance with the instruments.

The best part of this singing game is that there are no winners or losers; just lots of fun and laughter all around!



I am an assistant teacher and my aim is to curate unique learning tips and techniques customized towards kids.

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