A dear friend gifted us an adorable wooden toy that houses three colored balls and a beautiful rainbow xylophone. Kz occasionally likes to make music with it but he is more inclined to tote the balls around the house, tapping them on different surfaces occasionally to hear the noise they make. When Kz began leaving them in his toy box, I knew it was time to find a way to bring them back to life.
I had seen this simple play idea on Pinterest from this site. The original idea called for a metal bowl, but this large wok was the closest thing I could find. I put the 3 balls inside and moved them around a bit. They made an awesome noise and Kz immediately reached for the familiar toys. I could tell he was intrigued by the way he continued to replace the balls into the bowl after pulling them out. He really loved banging them against the side of the bowl. He squinted, startled by the loud sound but then smiled and did it again.
After a while, he noticed that he could manuever the balls by tilting the pan! They rolled around and when tilted high enough, popped out. I got a good workout running to the opposite side of the room and replacing them each time. Your welcome, Kz.
Of course, I only had a pan with a handle...