Teach kids about their five senses by doing a fun activity. This musical pumpkin activity is an interesting and exciting sense of hearing sensory play for preschoolers.
A good hearing is the first stimulus for kids to communicate with others verbally, otherwise, it is complicated for a child to speak since it is through the ear that the brain perceives and encodes the sounds.
In few words, you cannot pronounce a word when you have not felt it first. This sense of hearing sensory activity for kids will teach them how it works.
Children who have been auditory stimulated can easily recognize the sounds they hear and relate them to their environment. That way, they begin to develop their ability to communicate with the world around them and achieve more solids representations in their minds about the world they interact with.
Therefore, it is especially important to be aware of our children’s language development. If the baby has not yet developed normal abilities for his age, this can be caused by different things. However, you must be sure that a sense of hearing problem does not cause this delay.
Let us also remember that the ears can be educated. The more we promote safe environments to develop our children’s hearing, the greater will be their ability to communicate and identify the sounds of their environment.
THEME: SENSE OF HEARING SENSORY PLAY AND CRAFT
HOW DO WE DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 2 to 4 years old
Activity goal: With this sensory activity children will stimulate their sense of hearing
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This sense of hearing activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously, through exploration and following instructions.
- Hearing strengthening
- Fine motor skills
- Following directions
MATERIALS NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THIS SENSE OF HEARING ACTIVITY
- A tuve of toilet paper
- Pumpkin seeds
- Green and Orange paint
- A recycled cardboard strip
- Black sharpie
DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACTIVITY
Step 1: Let’s start this sense of hearing craft. On the recycled cardboard piece, draw two circles, with a toilet paper tube’s help. These circles will be used to cover the tube (paint them green)
Step 2: paint the toilet paper tube with orange paint, this will be our musical pumpkin.
Step 3: Let’s cut the green circles that you made in the cardboard, and glue them to each end of our toilet paper tube
Step 4: With the marker, we make the eyes and mouth of the pumpkin. Then, you can make a hole at the top of your pumpkin.
Step 5: On a comfortable surface for children, put the pumpkin seeds and the jar or bowl in which they are going to introduce the seeds.
Step 6: The children must take the seeds from the surface and place them in the chosen jar or container. The child must always be with an adult during the activity. To finish, shake the pumpkin to produce musical sounds.
Musical instrument with pumpkin seeds
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Done with their sense of hearing sensory play activity? Then give kids new worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
MODIFICATIONS TO THIS SENSE OF HEARING SENSORY PLAY ACTIVITY
This sense of hearing activity of “THE MUSICAL PUMPKIN” can also be done with younger children using objects that generate sound and are big enough so that way children do not have any risk if they put them into their mouths.
In this video, you will find the step by step of sensory activity “THE MUSICAL PUMPKIN,” designed for children between 2-4 years old.
With this pumpkin activity, kids will recognize the sounds generated when shaking the toilet paper tube. At the same time, they will develop their fine motor skills, following directions, their concentration, and they will also stimulate their sense of hearing.
To carry out this motor skill activity, you will need a toilet paper tube, the seeds of a pumpkin, green and orange paint, glue, a strip of recycled cardboard, scissors, and a black marker.
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