Activity

The Boxylophone

What You'll Need

  • 8 glasses or milk bottles – all the same size
  • Some food colours, lots!
  • A pencil or spoon.
  • 60 mins
  • Ages 6 - 8
  • Inside
  • A Little Messy
Activity

Getting Started:

Fill each glass with a different amount of water. Tap each with a pencil to see what sounds they make. Can you make a tune? 

Once you’re happy with the sounds each glass makes, put a drop of a different food colouring into each to so that each sound has a different colour. Put them in order from the fullest down to the least full. Can you place a musical scale?

Now play away!

Some Suggestions:

Get your parent to join in and play together!

Tips!

If you can’t find that many food colours… leave one glass clear and maybe mix colours to make extra ones!

 

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