• Containers (plastic soda bottles and cans & playdough containers pictured)
  • Duck tape, masking tape or washi tape
  • Tubs filled with rice, corn, noodles, stones or beans
  • Small scoops
  • Foam stickers



After child has selected container and filled with contents, apply tape to container opening or around cap to ensure contents will not spill when shaken!


Select container

Experiment with sound by filling container with rice, corn, noodles, stones or beans. Shake gently then dump into tub. Repeat! What do you hear? How are the sounds the same and different?

When desired sound is achieved ask grown-up to apply tape to container opening

Decorate container with tape and stickers

Move and Groove! Shake and Dance!!

Cloud 9 Kid Connection:

Allow plenty of time to experiment with sound. Small children will enjoy the process of filling, shaking and dumping. Place the tubs in an area that is easy to sweep as spills will happen! Children of all ages love tape! For young children, cut various lengths of tape and attach to a table or chair. Teach your child how to tear their tape by using a push-pull motion.

Kelcey Kalumbula is the mom of three and owner of Cloud 9 Workshop, featuring social draft nights each month and kids' parties. Learn more at cloud9workshop.org.

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