A box of eight traditional Christmas crackers with a musical twist!
Each cracker contains a different sized whistle along with the standard hat and joke. Once everyone has cracked theirs open (and finished groaning at the jokes) it's time to start playing some tunes.
Pass the numbered badges to each corresponding whistler, hand the included baton to your nominated conductor, and watch your party explode into a cacophony of
Following the easy sheet music supplied, the conductor simply points at the player with the corresponding badge number to signal that they should blow their whistle. The result: harmonious music... or an hilarious din!
You can also download and print the Chamberlain Music special Harmony Challenge
, suitable for all musical crackers. Make your own orchestra by combining whistles, bells, and chimes!
If there are fewer than 8 people round the table, assign multiple whistles to the more experienced musicians and watch them struggle to remember which one they're supposed to be playing when!
Top tip: If you're an aspiring referee, get some practice in by using your new whistle to adjudicate your family's game of Christmas charades. The accompanying cracker jokes also double as excellent red and yellow cards (if you colour them in), and a paper hat attached to the baton makes for a convincing linesman's flag.
to download some free sheet music for your cracker instruments!