Physical Science

Super Sound Eggs for Pre-K to 1st Grade!!!

This is a great activity to add to your unit on sound! While planning for a break-out day for our fantastic first grade classes, I was asked to come up with a sound station for the students to rotate through. How could I get the attention of 160 students in just 8 minutes?(10 at a time). GENIUS! Super Sound Eggs! This is a discovery station where students listen to eggs and identify the sounds emitting from them. VERY ENGAGING! At the station is a basket or nest of eggs. The eggs have earbuds inside and are emitting soft sounds. The students hold the egg to their ear and identify the sound. Each egg has a different color and sound. As they listen, they match the sound to the color of the egg emitting it. This is a really fun activity for the students. The drawback is that you have to have a separate cd player for each sound. This is what to do. Materials: For each sound you will present to your students you will need ~ 1 plastic egg (colored - usually come in packs of 12 at most dollar stores, might be seasonal- I bought mine last year and had not used them yet) ~ 1 set of ear buds ~ 1 cd player for each sound ~ 1 egg nest large enough to hold all the listening eggs (or basket) Logistics: ~ we pulled all the cd players on the grade level to do this activity ~ I also created a sound match work sheet that asked students to connect the picture representing the sound to the colored egg that emitted it.

Dianne Spencer
Dianne Spencer
1140 Activity Points

This is such a great activity. I am going to share this with our first grade science teacher. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda Hornaday
Brenda Hornaday
760 Activity Points

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