Have You Heard?

Give you kindergartener's ears a workout with these activities that center around sound and encourage the development of good listening skills.

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Sound Scavenger Hunt

In this activity, you'll send your kindergartener on a scavenger hunt to find sounds and create a sound recording. Here's how!
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Toilet Paper Roll Maracas

Music instruments can be expensive. Sidestep steep prices with this art project that uses recycled materials to create a melodious music maker!
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Exercise the Alphabet Outside

Kindergarteners are expected to master the alphabet. Get your child outside and exercising with this fun, move and shake alphabet game.
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Button Buzzer

Teach your child how to make her own buzzer using only a button and a string.
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Play the Rounds of Sounds Game

Is your child learning to "sound it out"? This game will help him stretch his "decoding" skills so when he runs into new words, he's ready to take them on.
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Play This Rhyme Game in a Bag!

Rhyming helps kids better understand word structure. This silly game transforms rhymes into a mystery bag guessing game.
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Make Flower Pot Music

Kids in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school will love turning flower pots into homemade musical instruments in this fun and simple activity.
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Play Simon Says!

Simon Says is a classic outdoor game that young children love. Promote your child's development and improve listening skills by playing the game in a new way.
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Make a Letter-Sound Book

Use a digital camera and some simple drawing supplies to help your kindergartener make a personalized letter-sound book.
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How to Make Maracas

Want to build some homemade instruments? These maracas make a racket, and they couldn't be easier to make...
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Make an African Djembe Drum

Explore African culture by helping your child make his very own djembe drum! Help your child explore music and rhythm as he celebrates Black History Month.
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Make Homemade Castanets

There's no need to buy musical instruments when you can make your own castanets in less time than it takes to click your way through a percussive song.
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