thank you families for bringing cardboard tubes for show and tell. again, much counting (one day we were able to count in 5 languages…english, spanish, indonesian and then my dad who was visiting added german and french).
we used duct tape, more foam strips, masking tape, old rice, stickers to make shakers and blowers. we had a checklist for preschoolers to notate when they finished each of their instruments.
it was fun watching preschoolers design blowers with more than one end for the sound to come out of.
and how fun it was to discover that a many-times-folded paper touching the tube will vibrate when we hum in the open end. i think we may have been a little much for some of the tired grandparent friends on our instrument parade (which is really like yelling through a tube).
we also made a few rainsticks with the wrapping paper rolls…holes cut for craft sticks to be pushed through, then tape up one end, pour in rice, tape up the other end. it sounded surprisngly rainstick-ish.