Here is a quick and fun activity you can do with your little ones: exploring sound with a water xylophone.
- glass bottles (mason jars or Snapple bottles)
- food coloring
- stick or something else to hit the bottles
- Fill the bottles with different levels of water. Add food coloring to them to make the colors of the rainbow.
- Use any object you want to hit the glass bottles to make noise. We used a butter knife and a wooden stick.
After Troy hit the bottles for a while, we talked about the different sounds we heard. He came to the conclusion that the purple water bottle with the least water had a high-pitched sound and the red water in a fuller bottle had a lower sound. It was good for him to stop and listen to hear the differences. Click here to see a video of Troy making music!