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Montessori Activities: Musical Tray


Prep time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Estimated Cost: All home-based objects

Mess level: Non

What you need

Some ideas are:

egg shakers

harmonica,ring bell,whistle,tambourine,two spoons ,recorder


Place various musical items into a basket/tray and let them explore.

You can inquire about my other activity sheets for details on how to make your own instruments


It’s recommended to develop your child’s musical skills as early as possible. They will be learning new listening skills and developing their fine motor skills.

Ways to adapt:

If you don’t have any of the items mentioned, it doesn't matter you can get creative, for example, empty bottles filled with anything that can rattle would work great, It’s also easy to make drums out of a pot, and 2 spoons.

Good to Know:

It’s recommended to let your child listen to different types of music - you can create playlists of different genres: jazz, flamenco, classic, polka, and see which style your child prefers.

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