Tambourine from Paper Plate

2 Dec

Music plays an important role in a child’s early development. From as early as they can, babies can participate with their caregivers in interactive music classes that involve playing some kind of musical instruments. Children benefit from music as it helps in their brain development and those who are exposed to music at an early age communicate better and show better responses to music.

This activity is done keeping just that in mind. This was Ria’s first hand-made musical instrument. She still plays with this at the age of 2 along with her hand-made drum.

Things required for Paper Plate Tambourine are: Scissors, 2 paper plates, water colors, glue, rice/legumes/pulses, some ribbons for strings.

Things required for Paper Plate Tambourine are: Scissors, 2 paper plates, water colors, glue, rice/legumes/pulses, some ribbons for strings.

Get your toddlers/preschoolers to paint the back side of plates with the colors of their choice.

Get your toddlers/preschoolers to paint the back side of the 2 plates with the colors of their choice.

Once the paints are dry, get them to adaOnce the paints are dry, get them to add ribbons (cut into small lengths) on 2 sides of one of the plates.d ribbons on 2 sides of one of the plates.

Once the paints are dry, get them to add ribbons (cut into small lengths) on 2 sides of one of the plates.

Then they can start putting the rice, legumes, pulses on the plate.

Then they can start putting the rice, legumes, pulses on the plate. They might want to eat them too 😉

And then glue the sides of the plate and paste the second plate on top of it.

After that glue the sides of the plate and paste the second plate on top of it.

The Tambourine is ready to make music!

The Tambourine is ready to make music!

Ria was quite fascinated with the music that came out when she was shaking the tambourine.

Ria was quite fascinated with the music that came out when she was shaking the tambourine.

 

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

 

 

 

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  1. Drums from Empty Can « Daddy Mommy and Me - January 7, 2013

    […] Though my daughter wasn’t very keen on helping in making the drum, she was elated once it was ready. She made her own orchestra with the plate and her tambourine. […]

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