- Student's sit in a circle and teacher stirs an imaginary paint bucket (I am very descriptive about what size the bucket is today, how much paint it has, what colours are inside etc...) My ELC (kindergarten) students love painting with 'sparkly' colours!!
- As an introduction I would always create a few different variations of sound that the students will imitate as a whole class and gradually I will encourage individual students to create their own vocalisation and perform in front of their peers.
Another fun way to encourage students to create a wider range of pitch sounds is to use a slide whistle. I would ask individual students to create imitate the sounds the whistle can make. The whistle can also be used to reinforce high and low sounds.
One app that is a lot of fun and has a very similar concept is: Singing Fingers. The whole idea of the app is for students to paint a picture but you can only paint while you are making a sound - preferably a vocalisation. Once the student has finished painting their picture they can retrace over their drawing and hear the vocalisation that they have just created. Check out their website here to see the app in action.
Have a look at my 'Painting Sounds' Vocalisation pack on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Hope your students enjoy painting sounds as much as mine do!