EASY ACTIVITIES TO BUILD YOUNG BRAINS: MAKE MUSIC OUT OF TOILET TUBES

Let’s make some music! Maracas are a great tactile activity that can be made with virtually anything, but here’s how we did it:

Collect:

  • Cardboard tubes,
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • ‘Noise makers’ (lentils, popping corn, sago – or anything else you have around)



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Trace the end of your tube on the centre of the paper, then make a number of cuts into that point (A great fine motor practice for your younger tots!)

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Attach your paper to the end of your tube with tape. (Even the older kids had to think hard about the best way to achieve this – no one has as many hands as we would like!)
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Fill your tube with the desired combination of noisy thing. (The youngest tot loved the sensation more than anything else in this activity!)


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Get the desired sound from your tube, note the different sounds that different things make. Talk about why different things might make different sounds (size, shape, weight etc)

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Attach the paper to the other end of the tube (same method as above) and shake away!

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