"What's that sound?" This statement is made by the children daily in our program. This observation led us to go on a sound hunt in our environment.
The children found, feathers, pom poms, rocks, gems, and noodles. The children took turns placing the materials in a clear container to shake. Before shaking we challenged the children to guess as to what they would hear….
Kyan and Max filled the container with pom poms first. “Nothing” Kyan said as his guess. Max gave it a shake and said “sounds like a drum, like a small drum”.
Kyle chose the rocks next. “A loud drum” Max says as Kyle shakes the container.
Next up, feathers! “Nope” Colby said as he shook the container. “It’s a feather noise” Max says. “Hmmm” Kyan said as he shook it. Was he expecting a sound? You could see the children thinking as they shook the container. Where is the sound?
Lina Maclam R,ECE, AECEO,C.
Kaylene Zelkovich Early Childhood Assistant