Boomwhackers for Singing Time

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Have you ever used Boomwhackers in singing time?  Maybe a better question is, have you ever heard of Boomwhackers?  Don’t worry, neither had I until my neighbor recently introduced me to them!  Wow, are they fun!  These are an alternative to handbells or chimes or just a great addition to your singing time collection!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Boomwhackers for Singing Time

My neighbor handed me a large set of colored tubes with 2 mallets in a tube holder and asked if I’d used Boomwhackers.  Nope!  Never even heard of them!  She said she didn’t want them any more and thought I could use them for singing time.  She knows I’m the Primary Music Leader in our ward.  Um … yes!!  I’m always on the lookout for ways to keep kids engaged in primary!

Since I knew nothing about them, I set out to do some research.  After a quick Google search, I found quite a few videos demonstrating what they are and how to use them.  Perfect!

Boomwhacker Videos:

Anyway, a pretty simple concept!  And AMAZINGLY enough, the notes are colored the exact same as the Kidsplay brand of handbells!  So all my bell charts work perfectly with these!

If you are unfamiliar with using handbells in primary, check out my post HERE with LOTS of details!

Camille's Primary Ideas: Using Handbells in Primary

A few things I like about the Boomwhackers are they are easy to use.  Great for any age! All 6 of my kids (ages 3 – 14) have had a great time banging these all over the house!  And amazingly, there’s been no damage to my house or the Boomwhackers!

What is also great is I don’t worry about my 3-year old ruining them!  It’s going to take quite an effort to break these!  I also like that they can be used with a mallet, hit against an object or your hand – pretty versatile.  One person can play them all or play one.

Like any prop in primary, nothing is perfect.  They are quite big and could possibly be used to whack a neighbor as well ;).  My own kids at home demonstrated this time and time again!  But if they were used under supervision, it wouldn’t be a problem.  And if you can keep them in the primary closet, storage won’t be an issue ;).

Since our primary isn’t meeting together yet, I haven’t had an opportunity to use them but they’re definitely on my to-do list!  Hopefully next month when we start meeting in person for 2nd hour – YAY!!

Where to Purchase:

Anyway, if you think your primary could use a set of Boomwhackers, you may want to consider getting a set for your primary! A great item to purchase if you have extra budget money too! 

(this is an affiliate link below where I make a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase.  But know that I only suggest what I love!):

Here are the mallets:

Tube holder:

You can get all 3 HERE as a set or Boomwhackers website is HERE if it helps

If you end up using them in primary or you have used them, I’d love to hear!! 

Scroll through all my lesson plans for bell charts HERE to use with Boomwhackers if you like.

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