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Encourage your child to use familiar containers in different ways.

What You Need:


  • 3 small containers (with lids) that are easy for your baby to hold (e.g., empty plastic water bottles)

  • 3 different types of items to fill the containers with (e.g., dried pasta, pebbles, rice, sand, pom poms, etc.)

  • Hot glue gun or tape for sealing the lid after filling the containers

What To Do:


  1. Fill each container about 1/3 full (fill each container with a different item).

  2. Use a hot glue gun or tape to seal the lid shut to prevent spills/choking hazards.

  3. Encourage your child to shake each one.

  4. As your child shakes the container, talk about the sounds you hear. Point out which is loudest and which is quietest. Talk about how the sounds are similar and how they are different.

  5. Sing a song while you both shake your homemade rattle!