Monday, 7 December 2015

Sound matching jars

DIY sound containers for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #soundcontainers

Y has been very attentive to sounds lately. Whenever an airplane flies overhead, a car drives by, something falls, etc, Y asks me 'What's that noise?'. 

Because of his interest in his sense of hearing, I created an auditory work drawing upon inspiration from the Montessori sound jars. 

DIY sound containers for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #soundcontainers

My mother in law is a nurse and had brought home several empty pill containers. Before, we had used these as open and close containers, but I re-purposed them for this work. 

DIY sound containers for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #soundcontainers

How to set it up

First, I filled the containers using objects I had gathered from our sensory bin fillers. I tried to use a variety of objects that would make very different noises when shaken. 

  • Metal beads
  • Rocks
  • Nothing
  • Dried macaroni 
  • Glass beads

After filling the objects in the jars, you can hot glue them to prevent your kids from opening them. Y can handle using small objects, so I did not do this. 

DIY sound containers for preschoolers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #preschool, #soundcontainers

Montessori activities have a built in control of error component. This means that the activities are self correcting - the child can see if she or he has done the work correctly themselves. 

For our sound game, I used a coloured pencil to make circles on the bottom of the matching jars. Each set was labeled in a different colour. 

How to use them? 

These jars are intended to be a matching activity. Y had to listen to the noise coming from the jars to find the matches. 

First, I presented and demonstrated the work. We got his mat. I set up the jars in two tidy piles - one of each colour per stack. I showed Y how to listen to the sound the jars make. After finding the match, I put the jars with the same contents onto the tray. 

After a short demonstration, Y was eager to explore the containers himself and start making the matches. 

You make like  

Grains themed sensorial activities
DIY Sandpaper numbers
Realistic images in Montessori

Looking for more? 

Be sure to subscribe to get email updates whenever new posts come out! You'll be the first ones to know about free printables, new works, and all sorts of inspiration! 

Like on facebook

 Thank you for stopping by!

Today, I am linking up at:  A little bird told me, Preschool and kindergarten community, Tot school Gathering PlaceThe Thoughtful SpotLove to Learn LinkyThe Mommy Club Resources and SolutionsLink and Learn, TGIFHip Homeschool Moms,