People may remember using a rainstick in music class in school, but making one at home is surprisingly easy and great for children who may live with Sensory Processing Disorder or those who just want to get crafty at home.
There are a number of different recipes for these rainstick/sensory bottles that can be found online, but the one we are sharing this week is from Rhythms of Play- Raising Creative Outdoor Kids.
This recipe includes:
- Clear water bottle
- Twigs/small sticks
- Rice (any type)
The rice should be placed at the bottom of the bottle and the sticks on top. When the bottle is shaken, the rice should move around the bottle with the sticks, mimicking the sound of rain falling.
The bottles can be filled with other objects of your choice, giving you a different sound.
For more information on how to make a rainstick this weekend, click the link here.