Make musical instruments using different materials. Have children play these and describe different sounds they hear. This relates to PreK-PS4-1(MA). Investigate sounds made by different objects and materials and discuss explanations about what is causing the sounds. Through play and investigations, identify ways to manipulate different objects and materials that make sound to change volume and pitch.
Shoe Box Guitar made with scissors and utility knife, markers, ruler, rubber bands, glue, tape (transparent, duct, masking, or colored), gift wrap or decorative paper, kraft paper, kid-size shoe box, paper-towel tube, cardboard tube from a dry-cleaner hanger, cut into two 4-inch pieces, 6 brads, bread-bag tag. Lots of materials, but it supposedly only takes 45 minutes! A super easy, not as cute guitar, here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Boxguitar.shtml