Have we mentioned before just how much we love Baby Lit books? This darling sounds primer has proven to be perfect for my curious little guy, and as a bonus we are big fans of Sherlock Holmes around our house! We went on our first long road trip this weekend so I thought the activities we chose for this book would be perfect for the car ride. They didn't disappoint, Gus loved them and the best part was they weren't the same noise makers that we were use to hearing every day. This week's activities are all about exploring new sounds with your little ones!
This Week's Featured Book:
Supplies For Activities:
- Easter Eggs
- Masking Tape
- Plastic Spoons
- Bread Pan
- Scotch Tape
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Wax Paper
Activity #1...Easter Egg Maracas
Tis the season for lots of plastic Easter eggs, why not use them to entertain your munchkin in a new way? These noise makers are about as easy as they come! Start by filling a couple of easter eggs with rice (really you could use anything that would make noise). Next use masking tape to connect 2 plastic spoons to your Easter egg. Grab a couple of markers and decorate your maracas. For your older kids they will love decorating their maracas theirselves (Gus isn't quite ready to be trusted with markers).
Activity #2...Straw Wind Pipe
Discovering new noises is always fun for a little peanut. This straw wind pipe made Gus giggle so hard! At first he kept wanting to put his mouth on it but once he figured out that you blow from a distance, he couldn't get enough. Just grab a long enough piece of scotch tape to wrap all the way around your straws. Line up your straws on the tape and then wrap the tape around. Last grab some scissors and cut the straws on a diagonal.
Activity #3...Bread Pan Guitar
As you can tell by the grin on Gus' face he was in heaven playing his homemade guitar! I wrapped 6 elastics around a bread pan and it kept him busy for a good 20 mins of our road trip. This quite honestly was the easiest activity we have every done.
Activity #4...Toilet Paper Roll Kazoo
Keep those empty toilet paper rolls because they will be part of your kidos next favorite noise maker. If you want to decorate your toilet paper rolls start there. We found it easiest to use paint instead of markers, but you could use either. Next cut a piece of wax paper and attach it to the top of the roll with an elastic. There you have it, the funnest noise maker around!