Sunday, September 13, 2009

Unplugged - Sound

I told E that this week's theme was "sound," but she kept telling me that the real theme was "noise." Figures, since this house is never quiet...seriously, noise is the theme pretty much every day.

We kept it pretty simple with the first project, and made a telephone from red plastic cups and string. I figured that E would enjoy hearing me whisper from across the room, but in reality she only put the cup to her ear once. The rest of the time she shouted into her end, and totally missed the point of having the phone in the first place. But she did have fun screaming at me, and I didn't tell her to be quiet, because sound was the theme, after all.Our second project was a little more successful. I went around the house with my little digital voice recorder, and recorded snippets of sound from various objects. The toys that make music, the horizontal blinds, the light switch. Then E, Baby m, and Grandma listened to the sounds one at a time and went on a hunt around the house to find the source. E LOVED this...anything that resembles a treasure hunt, or involves clues or hints, and she's all over it. Baby m just trailed along behind her giggling.

Click the play button below to hear the sound that cracked everybody up...


Even Grandma laughed at that one. Check out the other "sound" projects at Unplug Your Kids!


Yelli said...

What a great project! I might steal your sound treasure hunt. I have to ask though; does your toilet really take that long to flush? Maybe I have been in Germany too long but I don't remember it like that!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Great project, though I have to say, Yelli's comment cracked me up even more than your sound. She hit my thoughts spot on!

This Girl loves to Talk said...

great sound challenge!!

Mom Unplugged said...

Wonderful idea! I especially love the sound treasure hunt. BTW, I have to admit that I agree with Yelli too. I thought the same thing! LOL!

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