Toddler Activity - Rubberbands Make MusicToddlers love discovering new things! They are curious and creative and filled with a great zest for learning. Today I wanted to share how my Toddler and I used rubberbands to make music.
For our toddler activity we made a Psaltery. A psaltery is a medieval musical instrument played by plucking the strings. A psaltery was played at banquets or for the royal court in a castle. Did you learn something new?
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Now I know that doesn't look like a likely candidate for a toddler activity, but we were studying Medieval Times in our homeschool social studies so it seemed like the perfect extension activity for my toddler.
Rubber bands are Fun
As soon as I pulled out our bag of rubber bands Tinker Bell (29 months) grabbed for them. First she explored how they stretched. Then she did what most toddler girls would do – she put it on as jewelry.
Rubber bands Make Music
Once my toddler had thoroughly explore the rubber bands we stretched them to fit over shoes boxes and small plastic containers. By using different width and size of rubber bands they will each play a different note when plucked.
This fun toddler activity took 2 minutes of prep and under $1 to make.