We also made our own noise maker using paper plates and rice. First the kids colored their plates and wrote their names (we practice our name in some form DAILY), then we put in one scoop of rice and staples the edges. The kids did the stapling (with adult support). Stapling is a great way to work on building muscles for all of the fine motor tasks that our required of us daily. We then all played our new instruments.
The following day when our role models were not there we played another listening game. This one is a CD that plays sounds and the kids have to decide if they have it on their card. It is called Listening Lotto and is similar to this one from Key Publishing.
Check out some of our other 5 senses activities here!!!