Sound Table with DIY Color Sound Sticks

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We love sensory play over here.  Sensory play for us is usually all about scent and smell with DIY sensory play recipes we enjoy.  I wanted to make sure to take the time to explore the sense of sound with the kids.  I set up a sound test table for them with DIY colored sticks.  Anything that has sticks in it is sure to be a  hit with my boys.  I could not wait to see what they thought about this idea and loved that they enjoyed exploring sound.
Sound Table with DIY Color Sticks by FSPDT

Sound Table with DIY Color Sound Sticks

I may be the only mom in the world that has sticks laying through out her house, lol. I have them in a glass cup in the kitchen, we have a box full of them right outside the back door, we have some in the bottom of the stroller…. ok you get the point.  My boys love to collect sticks.   Since we had the sticks laying around when I was thinking what to use that would be similar to a drum stick, the sticks on the counter were perfect.  I wanted to jazz them up a bit.  My tot had recently begged to bring home electrical tape from a trip to Home Depot.  All the bright colors and the fact that it was tape just intrigued him.  I thought it was a good idea to get it and save for a future project.  Today was the day to dig the tape out of the craft closet. The DIY Colored Sticks were created.

Sound Table with DIY Color Sticks by FSPDT



What we used:

our color sticks- made by wrapping electrical tape around them (the kids helped with this)

Recyclable items we had in the box

Sound Table with DIY Color Sticks by FSPDT
Even baby brother got in on the action but he had a rattle toy to hit the container with.

What I did:

I set up a sound table for the kids by placing containers of different sizes and shapes out.  Then placed the sticks on the table. 

Sound Table with DIY Color Sticks by FSPDT

Now all that was left was to let the kids explore the different sounds made by hitting the sticks on the containers.  Each container had a slightly different sound.  

Sound Table with DIY Color Sticks by FSPDT
We also got to do a little scientific investigating by seeing what container would make what kind of noise.  The kids also observed that depending on the size and materials the containers were made of affected the sounds made.
Sound Table with DIY Color Sticks by FSPDT
 
Even though a lot of learning was going on during this activity the kids thought it was all about the fun.  Helping my boys learn through play is one of the most exciting things to me.  Finding ways to help them explore and learn in a way they can enjoy is ideal to me.  I look forward to more playful learning with them over the years.
 
 
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