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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rainbow Water Xylophone

E(2) and I had a great time making a rainbow water xylophone last weekend!  (since we hadn't done this activity in more than a year, I decided it was time...we repeat a lot of our activities around here...if it's fun, repeat!)

First, E poured water into 7 glass baby bottles (leftover from my breastmilk storage days).

She added food coloring to each bottle of water.

Then she made music!  She quickly handed the mallet to me and said "Play the music, mama, so I can dance!"

Here's a quick video of E having fun with her rainbow water xylophone!

She discovered that she can make music on the porch railing, too!

We decided to leave the rainbow water xylophone on our outdoor table as a fun centerpiece, and they girls have had fun playing with it every day at mealtimes!


  1. This is such a cute and simple idea! We just might have to do it tomorrow!

  2. Outstanding idea! Did you help pour the water to get the graduated levels? Renee

  3. What a beautiful activity. I adore your blog. I am planning to homeschool my boys and am getting Montessori certified this summer. I am definitely bookmarking your site. Thank you for the inspiration!

    ~ Marnie