Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sound Jars--Did I ever post about these?

I made these sound jars ages ago, in fact, we don't even have them anymore. But I was looking through my old pics of when the kiddos were preschool-aged, and this one caught my eye.

To make these, I got some old 35mm film canisters. I just posted on Craigslist in the free section and a lady contacted me with an offer of several jars. On the bottom I put star stickers, two of each color, for matching purposes. Then I filled the canisters with different things--beads, rice, a button or coin, etc. There was a match for each thing. The kids could shake them and then turn them over to see if the stickers matched. If the stickers matched, the item inside matched. I stored them in a egg carton.

You may want to duct tape around the lid if your child tends to take the lids off. Mine didn't, but it's something to think about. :)

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Annette W. said...

These are great for a five senses unit. When I taught I did sound jars and smell jars with film canisters.

Back then, you could just request some at any developer. Now, you might need to put in advance notice for them to save them for you though.

The stickers are a great idea...I used numbers.

Anonymous said...

Look how cute and little she was :)

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