Children can have lots of fun experimenting with the silly squeaks, toots and honks they can make with grass trumpets! Learning how to manipulate the grass is a mini cognitive puzzle that requires focus and fine motor ability. What’s more, sharing their new talent with friends will help with their language and social skills, too.
Top tip!Choose a thick blade of grass to begin with and then try trumpeting with a mixture of sizes.
Pick a long, thick piece of grass that looks strong Make one hand into a soft fist, like a thumbs-up sign. Make the other hand do the same, wedging the grass between your thumbs so it is tight.
Smack your lips together and pucker up! Put your mouth on your thumbs, over the blade of grass, and blow. If you don’t hear a sound you might need to change how the grass is placed between your thumbs. Once you get the hang of making a trumpet noise, play around with your thumb position and see how the sound changes!