The Spoons Project

The From Nothing to Something Spoons Project consists of three lessons designed to guide 4th grade students to learn how to play the spoons, how the spoons and related instruments are a part of music in America, and perform a list poem inspired by the spoons.

Lesson 1: History of the Spoons

The purpose of this lesson is to guide students in playing the spoons and to provide information about this type of instrument.

Spoons Lesson 1 Activity
In this activity, students learn the basic technique for spoon playing.

Lesson 2: Spoons in America

The purpose of this lesson is to demonstrate how the spoons and related instruments are utilized in American musical styles.

Spoons Lesson 2 Activity
In this activity, students hear authentic audio of the spoons and other instruments.

Lesson 3: Performing With Spoons

The purpose of this lesson is to practice playing the spoons and to perform a list poem inspired by the spoons.

Spoons Lesson 3 Activity
In this activity, students practice their spoons playing by echoing a rhythm pattern.