Some instruments that are used in traditional Irish music have a long history. The harp dates back at least 1000 years ago, while the pipes and fiddles became popular in the 18thand 19thcenturies. Learn more about fourteen different instruments with this Traditional Irish Instruments Flip Book.
Traditional Irish Instruments Flip Book
The flute, whistle, accordion and concertina are also very important instruments in Irish music, as in the bouzouki which is often played with them. These popular instruments are also included in the flip book. All the instruments children will research and learn about while completing this flip book are:
- Celtic harp
- Irish fiddle
- Irish flute
- Irish lyre harp
- Irish wooden spoon
- Tin Whistle
- Uileann Pipes
There are three parts to each page of the flip book. The first part is a large blank box where children can get creative. They can draw a picture of the instrument, even labelling the parts of it or they could write use it to ‘dump’ short facts about the instrument all over the box. Younger children could cut and paste a picture of the instrument in this box.
The second part is a set of lines. Older children can research the instrument and then use these lines to write a description paragraph or even a creative story about the instrument. Young children could write a few words on another piece of paper, and paste that over the lines. Included in the pack are reading pages that contain a couple of sentences about each instrument. These can be used, though extra research is recommended.
The third part consists of a color or black and white image of the instrument – depending on which page you print out. For the color image, children could just leave it or label some of the parts, for the black and white image, children can color in the image or decorate it how they wish.
Grab your copy of this free, 14-page Traditional Irish Instruments Flip Book today!
Young children who are just learning to read and write, may enjoy this Traditional Irish Instruments Reader.
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