This experiment is a fun way to help develop your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them as they learn about how sound travels through the air by making grains of rice jump! The activity will also help to improve your child’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they carefully stretch the clear plastic food wrap over the bowl and place the rice grains on the top. They’ll enjoy making a loud noise by banging on the tin tray.
How to extend the magic
You could carry out another sound experiment - and enjoy some noisy fun together - by making your own loud hailers from cardboard tubes (the type inside a kitchen roll or roll of foil). Your child will love shouting or singing into the cardboard tube. Have a go at using them in different parts of your home (maybe one of you upstairs and one downstairs, or several rooms apart) and see if you can still hear each other when you shout down them.