Thursday, December 23, 2010

Instrument Nomenclature Cards

Merry Christmas, Everyone!
This has been a very interesting year for me, filled with some real challenges and some real blessings. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in 2011!

I want to thank all of you for reading Counting Coconuts this year and for your amazing support through kind comments and emails. I wish I could give each and every one of you a hug, but since that's out of the question, I'd like to give you a little gift instead...
~Musical Instrument Nomenclature Cards~
Use this link to download:

I worked long and hard on these and while they're nowhere near perfect, I'm really pleased with them and I hope you will be, too! There are 52 instruments in total, most are common, but I tried to throw in a few lesser known instruments as well.

A fun activity with these cards would be to sort them into the following general categories:
::Wind instruments
::Brass instruments
::Percussion instruments
::String instruments

I'll be away from blogging for a handful of days while I celebrate Christmas with my loved ones. I hope all you have a warm and safe holiday!

As always, my ideas, printables and tutorials are for your personal use only. Please do not sell or offer them in a giveaway. If you want to share them please be sure to link back to my blog. Thank you and enjoy!

~Thank you for your comments!~


Jen said...

OOOO! What a gift! I'm going to have my husband print these off for my boys, THANK YOU!!!

Merry Christmas, Mari-Ann!

The Sunshine Crew said...

How nice! Thanks so much.
Great cards!
Have a very merry Christmas.
Colleen and her crew here in Florida:)

Ewa said...

Thanks a lot Mari-Ann! A gift of yours is such hart-warming thing. It will complement perfectly my musical instrument theme. Wish you and your whole family unforgetable Christmas. Love from Poland

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic! Thank you so much!

Helen Handley said...

Wow, thanks! My son is WAY into instruments. When I saw the picture on your blog I thought- I should make him some for Christmas, and then realized I had no time. AND THEN I SAW YOU WERE SHARING. THANK YOU!!!

Michelle Gibson said...

The cards are beautifully done and much appreciated! I know just when to use them. Thank you!

Lindart said...

These are wonderful! Thank you! Have a wonderful Holiday!

The girl who painted trees said...

These are much more beautiful than the ones I made How do you get them all on white background? Thanks for sharing.

Jennie and Adam said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to put these to good use.
I have followed your blog for just shy of a year now,and I really appreciate not only your great content, but also your lovely personality that shines through. Thanks again!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful cards and all of the ideas you share all year long. I absolutely love your blog, and I hope my 1 year old son continues to have a passion for life and learning like your James does. Blessings for the merriest of Christmases.

Emy said...

And a merry christmas to you and your family!

Thank you so much for your gift!


Evelīna said...

Thank you so much!
And I agree with all the comments above. :)
Merry Christmas to you too!

P.S. My name is Evelina and I'm from Latvia (Europe) and I really enjoy reading your blog.

Evelīna said...

Thank you so much!
And I agree with all the comments above. :)
Merry Christmas to you too!

P.S. My name is Evelina and I'm from Latvia (Europe) and I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for doing this and for inspiring!

Leptir (Nataša) said...

Dear Mari-Ann, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

PsychMamma said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful Christmas gift! Our daughter is enthralled with all instruments & we just recently visited a huge music store where she got to play several. Your timing is absolutely perfect!!


Olives and Pickles said...

hI Mari-Ann,
I wish you are having nice moments with people you love..Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much for your nice work! This cards look very cool but I can't get access to the link for some reason..Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Nikki's Mummy said...

Thank you! These are on my list of things to make and you have saved me hours!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings much joy, fun and new experiences for you and James.

Shaper of Little Souls said...

These are fabulous! My son is really into musical instruments! I am curious as to how you and your readers will use these cards. Perhaps you could ask in a post and see all of the creative responses!

Darcey said...

I've saved your post since Christmas and I've finally had time to look at the cards and download them. You did a great job with these! Thank you for sharing these with us.

Leptir (Nataša) said...

I just downloaded it :-) Your cards are fabulous! Thanks :-)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this. I am following your blog recently my son is 3 years and 2 months. I am loving all the great ideas you have. Thanks again.

Shannon said...

These cards look great - exactly what I've been looking for to teach my son. Unfortunately, the link does not seem to be working for me. Would it be possible for you to email me the file?
Thank you!

Shannon said...

Shoot, I just figured it out. Sorry to bother you. The cards are great! Thank you!

Helen Handley said...

We have enjoyed these cards for several years now, since you posted them. I just linked to them in a post about drum corps and live music at my blog: Thanks for sharing!

Cassandra said...

Thanks for these!!! :)

jdzwief said...

Thank you so much!

Tricia said...

These were fantastically done. I used them to make three-part cards then paired with wind instruments I got in a sale "TOOB" of plastic models. Then made a CD sampling each instrument sound. One of my kid's favorite works and inspired a whole series very similar that extend the nomenclature into all the senses possible. Thank you so much!

Susan said...

Thanks for the Instrument Nomenclature Cards! I'm using them for my early elementary homeschool co-op music class after I laminate them.


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