• Water trough
• Stainless steel and aluminum bowls – various sizes
• Stainless steel and aluminum pot lids – various sizes
• Various strikers (plastic mixing spoons or bamboo or plastic chopsticks work well)
• Short lengths of garden hose
• Plastic drink bottles
• Spray bottle
• Random lengths of 90mm PVC stormwater pipe
• A guiro made from 40mm corrugated plastic drain pipe (not the type with slits in it)
• A shaker made from 40mm PVC pipe with gravel inside
• A packing tape drum (see here for a video of how to make one for yourself)
• A plastic canister (or any plastic container or small bucket)
Allow children to experiment with the sounds each bowl, hose, and pipe make when you dip them in and out of water while tapping on them with chopsticks. Repeat!
Watch the water and music play video here for a demonstration!
This might seem like just a fun playtime activity, but you’re really helping your child to be set up for success. Want your child to be the next Beethoven? The earlier music is taught the earlier your child can fine tune his or her craft! This water and music activity develops both their small and gross motor skills which could help better their mobility. Also, this music activity is a great way for your child to learn math and science skills.
Little Angels Preschool in the Ann Arbor area has been serving Saline, Ann Arbor, Milan, Pittsfield Township, and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. Your child will gain positive self-esteem, confidence and a healthy sense of value through Experienced-Based-Learning at our daycare center. Call (734) 998-0233 to schedule a tour!