Coconut Leaf Whistle: Fine Motor Activity For Kids

If you spent your childhood summer vacations surrounded by coconut trees, then we’re sure you must have tried this before. When children experiment with materials, they learn through play! And not to forget, leaf art and craft can be totally engaging! The coconut leaf whistle is one of them!

This activity will:

  • Teach your child to experiment with day-to-day materials
  • Boost his/her musical skills
  • Keep your child away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: Medium

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Fine Motor, Play, Thinking

Materials:
  1. Fallen coconut leaf -1
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. Toothpick
Instructions for Coconut Leaf Whistle Activity:
  1. Tear a strand of coconut leaf in half.
  2. Cut the thinning end.
  3. Cut 2 small pieces of same size.
  4. Bend the pieces and place them together to form a cylinder.
  5. Take another strand of leaf and carefully roll it around the two pieces.
  6. Once complete, hold it together by inserting a toothpick.
  7. Blow through the thinner end and dance to the tunes!

Wasn’t that fun?

If your child enjoyed this activity, then he/she is sure to love our Little Musician box—filled with exciting activities on instruments and sounds!

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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