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29th
Jun 2012

Children’s Activity 58: Grass Whistle

An Outdoor Play Activity

Good thing this is an outdoor activity – the whistles emanating from these all-natural noisemakers can be a little on the loud side.

Materials Required:

  • Blade of fresh grass

Instructions:

Good thing this is an outdoor activity – the whistles emanating from these all-natural noisemakers can be a little on the loud side. We have a feeling that will make your kids love them all the more.

Find a fat blade of fresh grass. Now hold it flat between the outer edges of both thumbs so that it forms a reed. (You should be able to see both your thumbnails straight on as you do this.)

Just below the knuckles of your thumbs will be an elongated, oval-shaped opening for you to blow through.

Give a toot – you’ll be heard practically in the next county.

Helpful hint: The most common mistake in assembling natural whistles is to leave the grass limp between your thumbs.

The blade of grass must be taut; you might try pulling the top of the blade of grass over the tip of one thumb before you apply the other one.

Try it – anyone can whistle!

And you can use this opportunity to explain to your children how this is the basis for the sound coming from many musical instruments.
 

This Children’s Activity is sponsored by Zane Education – the home of online Visual Learning.

 

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