ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Musical Monday: Guest Post by Rachel of Quirky Momma

Monday, January 11, 2010

Musical Monday: Guest Post by Rachel of Quirky Momma

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Happy New Year Dear Readers!  We're excited to be back after our holiday break and back in the swing of things.  To kick off the new decade, we have some great suggestions from Rachel at Quirky Momma to share with you!

Activities for your Preschooler to learn about Hearing & Sound

1. Make music instruments from household items (ex: paper plates and beans stapled inside of the two plates = tamburine, a pot = drum, etc.)

2. Make a phone out of garden hose and funnels – whisper messages to each other on different ends of the house.

3. Bang a pot to teach rhythm with a favorite song

4. Choreograph a dance

5. Dance to youtube songs

6. Sing silly songs

7. Go on a hearing hunt – what do you hear? leaves rustling? birds singing? Cars? Airplanes? wind? etc.

8. Sing into a fan – How does the wind change the sound of your voice?

9. Pick a topic and start singing a silly made-up song about it.

10. Make a paper hearing aid and whisper to eachother. Can you hear it better?

11. Learn about vibrations and sound with this spoon and thread experiment.

12. Practice listening skills with the game “telephone”. With preschoolers, you can have them repeat a phrase to you, a tongue-twister, or repeat the intonations of your words.
Thank you to Rachel for sharing with us today.  Be sure to stop by Quirky Momma for more ideas and tips and don't forget to leave her some comment love for being our guest poster today!
If you have some suggestions of your own to add to the discussion please add them to the comments on this post.  Remember that we're always looking for readers who want to share their favorite children's music or music related activities with us.  Pitch your idea to us and you could be our next guest post!


  1. Thanks Katie for featuring us!!!

  2. Love your ideas! I can always use them with my home daycare.