Sound Sandwich Noise Maker
The sound is made from the vibrations of the rubber bands between the two large wooded popsicle sticks, like air passing over your vocal chords.
I did this activity with my regular 4-6 year old ESL students at an international school in Tokyo. I had just as much fun with my 9 year olds one summer afternoon too. I focused on having fun making an instrument with younger classes, but with older students you can begin to focus on how sound waves work. This really is one of those rare activities that suits all ages. A number of teachers from my school even dropped in to make one for fun. Give as a birthday present !
You will need the following per student:
3 page set of instructions, (stapled together to keep them in sequence!)
2 Large lollipop sticks
2 Small rubber bands
1 Large rubber band
1 Pair of scissors
From experience I’d recommend checking in advance that the class next door has not scheduled a quiet reading or writing session
Amazon Resources - Noise Maker
Materials: Giant Lollipop / Popsicle Sticks, Large diametre Straws, Rubber bands (large and small), Pen.