Here's a fun way for kids to learn about music from different cultures. The thumb piano is a popular instrument throughout Africa. Experiment with the sound made by having the pins at different distances apart. Paint it your favorite colors and get playin
Could even make cardboard/heavy cardstock white zebra; let students wrap black yarn for stripes. Paint stripes, put white zebra on tray, dip marble in black paint and roll marble back and forth over zebra. Can use black yarn for mane.
Very Good Website with detail info for teaching art. "Artful Animals", activity guide for students. Showcases African animals, which serve as metaphors for qualities such as leadership and moral values.