What Do You Hear?

What Do You Hear? lesson plan

  • 1.

    Record familiar sounds: car horn, dog bark, drum, phone, footsteps, baby giggling, piano, clapping, door closing, vacuum cleaner.

  • 2.

    Show children different techniques for working with dough: roll, pound, add, pull, coil, mold.

  • 4.

    You're going to play "What Do You Hear?" Listen carefully to each sound on the recording. What made the sound?

  • 5.

    Make a model of something you heard with Crayola® Dough. Work on a plastic place mat. Use craft sticks, plastic dinnerware, or other modeling tools to shape the dough and add texture.

  • 6.

    Write, or ask someone older to write for you, a true or make-believe story about the sound. Write the story with Crayola® Colored Pencils on white paper.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Listening
  • Stories
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts