Acoustic Memory

The memorising of sounds is a real challenge for children: which shakers make the same sound because they have been filled with the same material?

Acoustic Memory

The memorising of sounds is a real challenge for children: which shakers make the same sound because they have been filled with the same material? Not only the game with the sound shakers, but also the making of them brings creativity into your lesson. Furthermore, the acoustic memory game has another interesting side effect for the class community: it can only be played in silence!

Simple materials and Plaka Lack: The Pelikan Acoustic Memory Game

This is what you do:

  • The yoghurt pots must be clean and dry.
  • Paint the outside of the pots with the Plaka Lack. The bottom can be left white. The paint is easy to apply with a hair brush, even the difficult bits. For a smooth surface and a good coverage the pots must be painted several times.
  • Leave the pots to dry well.
The sound shakers can be filled with various materials.
  1. Now the pots can be filled with materials which create sound, nails sand etc.
  2. Using the Wonderliner, make a mark on the bottom of the pots which contain the same material. The Wonerliners adhere well to the plastic pots and the marks cannot be rubbed off easily during the game.
Marking and gluing together: The pots painted with Plaka Lack are really colourful.
  1. Apply the Pelifix all-purpose-glue to the rim of the pots. Place them together and leave to dry.
  2. Now it’s time to play. Whoever finds 2 shakers which make the same sound has a good sense of hearing. By the way, don’t forget the marks on the bottom of the pots have a control function!