Activity for an individual child
Age group: 18-40 months
Duration of activity: 30 minutes
- Audio recording of thunder
- Metal cookie sheets
Be sensitive to your child's fears. If she doesn't like loud noises, she may not like this activity. However, some children who are frightened of thunder may feel a greater sense of control when they can safely duplicate the noise.
- Play the recording for your child. Discuss what she hears and try to figure out what is scary about the noises.
- Show your child how to bang and rattle the metal cookie sheets to simulate the sound of thunder. Ask your child to come up with other ways to make thunder sounds.