Friday, September 12, 2008

Homemade Instruments

So I had this bright idea (it's the teacher wanting to burst forth) to make some fun little homemade instruments. Not a new idea - we've put things in old peanut butter jars and baby food jars for little shakers, it's fun and Megan loves to see how different things sound.

Megan has an old take out container in her "kitchen toy box" and was shaking it and hitting it and kept pointing like she was trying to figure out why it won't make noise. So I thought... huuummm, what can we put in there that isn't a choking hazard (since she could probably figure out how to get the top off). I found some things and Megan had a great time shaking (and trying to figure out how to get the top off) Until she finally realized how to open the container - and she ate all our "shakers" (aka: goldfish and cheerios)
I think she liked the snack more than making music!