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Story: One-Box Band

By Clare Mishica | Art by Lorena Alvarez

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Rabbit only needs a few simple supplies to create a band with his friends in this story. What other instruments could be made out of recycled materials?

One rainy day, Rabbit put a big box on his table. 

“What’s in the box?” Raccoon, Mouse, and Squirrel asked. 

“Come see,” said Rabbit. He took out an empty plastic bottle. He put some tiny pebbles inside and screwed the cap on. 

Bumpity-bump-bump. Rabbit shook the bottle. “It’s my maraca,” he told his friends. 

“May I play it?” asked Raccoon. 

Rabbit gave it to him. 

Next, Rabbit took some jars from his box. He put different amounts of water in each one. 

Bing-boing-bong. Rabbit tapped the jars with two pencils. “It’s my xylophone,” he told his friends. 

“May I play it?” asked Mouse. 

Rabbit gave her the pencils. 

Rabbit took a long cardboard tube from his box. He put some wax paper over one end and fastened it with a rubber band. 

Bizzy-bizz-buzz. Rabbit hummed into the tube. “It’s my kazoo,” he told his friends. 

“May I play it?” asked Squirrel. 

Rabbit gave it to her. 

At last, Rabbit turned his box upside down. It was empty! 

“What will you play?” said Raccoon. 

Rabbit got two sticks. 

Thumpity-thump-thump. Rabbit hit the bottom of the empty box. “It’s my drum.” He smiled. 

Bumpity-bump-bump. Bing-boing-bong. Bizzy-bizz-buzz. Thumpity-thump-thump. The friends played a song together. 

“That box was full of music,” said Mouse. 

Rabbit laughed. “We’re a one-box band!”