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Water Xylophone

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Create your own musical xylophone with water glasses, water and a stick to tap them with. Kids will learn all about making different sounds and putting them together to make songs!

Steps to do this at home

  • Get out some glasses (identical ones work best).
  • Fill a pitcher with water and get your child to pour different amounts in the glasses.
  • Arrange the glasses by level of fullness.
  • To make a colourful version, put a few drops of food colouring in the different glasses!
  • Play your homemade xylophone by tapping the glasses with a stick (chopsticks work great)
  • Ask you child why they think the different water levels make different sounds.