Today we designed a xylophone out of a box. It was a simple and fun activity to emphasise the use of words that begin with the letter "X". I recycled a cheerios box, and strips of construction paper which I cut lengthwise.
Materials: cheerios box, strips of construction paper, 2 popsicles sticks to make the drum-type for the xylophone and tape.
First of all, I cut the cardboard into a xylophone shape.
Using the coloured construction paper my son started gluing lengthwise.
Afterwards we used a cheerios box to make the base to sustain the xylophone, and also to get some sort of sound when he plays with it. I shaped it according to the xylophone format using a tape.
Nice activity that promotes the development of hand and eye coordination, colours and sound making, as well as lengths.