Fun Listening Activity #1 - Jingle Bell Roll
Large jingle bell or a dog/cat toy that makes sound
Blindfold, such as a scarf or bandana
All participants sit in a circle facing inward with one person "it" in the middle of the circle. Players on the circle will attempt to roll the jingle bell across the center of the circle without it being caught by the person in the middle. The person in the middle must listen for the bell rolling by and attempt to catch it. The idea is to roll the bell just close enough that the center person can reach it-but not so close that it touches or hits him/her.
Fun Listening Activity #2 -
Fun Listening Activity #2 - Blind Bach Boogie
Materials: Several easy-to-play instruments or other materials that create sound (such as rocks, pots and pans, spoons, a cat toy, a can full of beads, etc.)
Blindfolds, such as a scarves or bandanas
Activity: Play this game in a large room or outside. Everyone sits in a very large circle, facing inward. Before play, one instrument sound is selected as the winning instrument of that round. Blindfold two people. Spread the instruments all around the inside of the circle. Before beginning to play, be sure everyone knows the sound of each instrument.
When the game begins the blindfolded players begin to crawl on the floor inside the circle to find the selected instrument. The first to find the correct instrument and play it is the winner!
Fun Listening Activity #3 - Muffin Man
Activity: The song "Muffin Man" has two sections: the question "Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man? Do you know the Muffin Man who lives on Drury Lane"? and the answer "Yes I know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man. Yes I know the Muffin Man who lives on Drury Lane". One person is the leader and a different person is "it". The person that is "it" stands against a wall, facing the wall, with eyes closed and hands over his/her eyes. Everyone sings the question. The leader chooses one person to sing the answer. That person can sing normally or change his/her voice (it is so much more fun if the solo singer sings in some sort of silly voice). The person that is "it" has to guess who it was that sang the answer all by him/herself.