Create shakers filled with small beads, pulses, rice, buttons, etc
Let the children spoon beans, beads, etc into pencil cases then secure the zip with tape.
Sew bells onto shower scrunchies or string.
Thread string through a large aluminium dish and secure beads to the ends.
Place small items inside the balloons before you blow them up, so that the balloons make a noise when the children shake, hit or kick them. For example, try dried beans, dried peas, sand, small bells or sugar.
Bang the drums
Gather four large containers, one wooden, one metal, one plastic and one woven basket.
Gather a selection of utensils or beaters such as wooden and metal spoons, spatulas, ladles, whisks and so on.
Place the 'drums' on the floor so the baby can experiment with them, with you sitting nearby at all times.
Choose one of the utensils and gently tap it against a 'drum', then repeat with each container.
Encourage the baby to choose a beater and tap the 'drums'.
Use a metal against metal, wood against wood.
Gently scrape the utensils on the bowls and encourage the baby to bang, scrape and tap each drum.