Make Your Own Music



Music opens a whole new world for your baby - one where sights and sounds blend together in a rhythm of its own. Introduce your child to the wonders of music by singing or striking up the band with homemade instruments.

How To

What You’ll Need:

  • Small plastic containers and jars with secure lids
  • Paper plates
  • Staples or tape
  • Rice, buttons, coins, dried beans, dry pasta


Fill a plastic container or jar one-third to halfway with rice, buttons, or other small objects. Close the lid tightly and wrap with tape to avoid any spills. You can also place some items in the center of a paper plate, cover with a second plate and staple or tape the sides down to make a tambourine shaker.

Give your child an instrument and show her how to shake it. Pick up one of your own and make some music together!


This Activity Helps Your Child’s Brain Develop:

  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Rhythm
  • Listening and Visual Tracking Skills