This listening craft is not only fun and easy to do, but teaches kids how to listen a little better. Kids of all ages will love this listening craft and telephone game, particularly toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Make your own telephone craft and then play this listening game. You can make this listening craft at home and in the classroom.

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Let’s try this listening craft and see how well we can listen!

Listening Craft For Kids

Some times the easier and less complicated toys are the ones that your kids will engage your kids more than all the fancy toys money can buy. Making your own “telephone” is one of those DIY Toys that your kids will have fun exploring and playing with!  It can become a listening game for kids the whole family can enjoy.

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Supplies Needed To Make a Listening Craft

Supplies Needed:

  • Used, clean fruit cups – an even number of cups
  • Yarn or rope
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • At least two children

Optional – to decorate your “phone”:

  • Paint
  • Metal Marble
  • Magnets

How To Put Together Your Listening Craft

Step 1

Fill your empty and clean cups with your favorite colored paints.

Step 2

Add your metal marbles.

Step 3

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You can paint your listening craft with magnets, marbles, and paint.

Using a magnet we moved the balls around the cup, watching them drag through the paint to spread it around the cup.

Step 4

After the paint has dried, poke a hole through the bottom of the cup and thread your yarn through the bottom.  

Step 5

Repeat with the second cup and have your kids stand on opposite sides of the hallway, pulling the yarn tight between the cups.

How To Play a Listening Game

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One child can whisper into the cup and the other child can listen. The sound waves of the talking kiddo will travel down the rope and you can hear them!! It took a couple of tried for this experiment to work, but when it did the kids were hooked!

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Why Listening Activities Are So Important

These hands-on activities are a great way to create listening ears. Listening skills are important to create good listeners. Younger kids (toddlers and preschoolers) and older children (elementary students) can benefit from good listening skills. Being a good listener can help encourage good behavior and good characteristics. It’s a good lesson. It’s important because it enables children to develop:

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Language Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Stronger Relationships
  • Increased Empathy
  • Understanding
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Less Likely To Be Distracted
  • Retain Information

How to Add Science Applications To Your Listening Craft:

  • Magnets pull metal balls. Do you think they would pull a glass marble as easily? Try it!
  • Which has better sound quality, a thick or thin rope? Try both and see which is best.
  • Make a “chain” of phones. Play a game of telephone. Whisper to each other and pass the message around the house.

Listening Craft and Game For Kids

Super Simple Listening Game and Craft for Kids

This listening craft is a great way to create a fun listening game. Using budget-friendly crafting supplies, you can make a listening craft that can teach your younger children and older children how to be a good listener.

Materials

  • Used, clean fruit cups – an even number of cups
  • Yarn or rope
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • At least two children
  • Paint
  • Metal Marble
  • Magnets

Instructions

    1. Fill your empty and clean cups with your favorite colored paints.
    2. Add your metal marbles.
    3. Using a magnet we moved the balls around the cup, watching them drag through the paint to spread it around the cup.
    4. After the paint has dried, poke a hole through the bottom of the cup and thread your yarn through the bottom. 
    5. Repeat with the second cup and have your kids stand on opposite sides of the hallway, pulling the yarn tight between the cups.

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How did your listening craft turn out?



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