You Will Need:
Music, plastic disposable cups
Turn on the music. Sit on the floor or at a table, and hold two cups upside down. With a cup in each hand, tap the floor (or a table) to the beat of the music. Then make up rhythms and take turns creating a pattern for the other person to copy (for example, tap the cup twice then flip it over and tap again).
Experiment with cups of different sizes and materials. Add more cups so each person might have two or three. Play a game using the cups to converse with each other.
What Your Child Can Learn:
• Math through creating patterns with the cups
• Musical literacy and awareness of rhymes
• Eye-hand coordination
• Auditory processing of sounds and patterns