This activity is a great auditory sensory activity. It is simple to set up and very engaging for kids. These sensory sound eggs are easy to use in the home or as a classroom activity.
Sensory sound eggs are great at helping children with early auditory discrimination skills. As they use their sense of sound and other clues such as weight to determine what item is in each egg, they are developing important skills.
Sometimes, the simplest activities are the best ones. For me, that is actually always true because if an activity is too complex, it just doesn’t happen! This is very inexpensive to do. If you buy plastic eggs right after Easter, you can get them on sale for ridiculously cheap!
And you can fill them with things you already have around the house making this something you can do on the spur of the moment.
How to Make Sensory Sound Eggs:
- plastic Easter eggs
- jingle bells
- popcorn seeds
- dry rice
- pompoms or cotton balls
- Fill each empty egg with some of one of the items.
- Close the eggs. Place tape around the middle of the eggs to ensure they won’t open when using with younger children. Some of the items could be a choking hazard, so adult supervision is needed with this and any other sensory activity.
- Have the child guess what item is in each egg based on the sound it makes when shaken.
Ways to Adapt this Sensory Activity:
Try this activity using other fillers in the eggs such as coffee beans or coffee grounds, beads, water, salt, or whatever else your imagination can come up with.
Have your child think of ideas for fillers and create their own sound eggs. You can then take a turn at guessing what’s in them.
Auditory Match Up
One game you can play is to make two eggs with each filler and have kids try to match the eggs that are the sound matches.
Talk about why the items make different sounds (weight, shape, size).
This simple idea is included in our eBook The Sensory Science Book Volume 1 in the Senses chapter. The book includes easy to put together sensory activities that correspond with science units for school or home. Other activities you may be interested in: