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Teaching little ones about the 5 senses can be so much fun! One book I love to use when teaching about hearing is The Ear Book. We have a little magic ear trick you can do to go along with this lesson! See all of our book activities for kids.
This magic ear trick makes you think the sound is coming from the opposite direction from where it really is coming from. It tricks your brain!
Attach a funnel to the end of each piece of tubing. We secured ours with duct tape.
Put the tubing through the pipe with each one going in the opposite direction.
Place the end pieces in each ear.
Have someone talk into the different funnels. You could move it up behind their head so they don’t know which one you are talking into. Then let them guess which side you are talking on. It will be the opposite ear from where you are making it like a magic trick!
It’s really funny to watch kids faces when they hear it. I love his confused look in that picture above! It got my son laughing so hard that he could not tell where the noise was coming from!
Expand this by reading The Ear Book by Al Perkins with your kids. It’s such a fun one!
Want another sensory lesson for the 5 senses?
- Try this Guess the Spice Activity for the sense of smell.
- Try this Tapioca Pearl Sensory Play activity for the sense of touch.
- Try a Cake Chemistry Experiment for the sense of taste.