Here is a pic of our sound drawers
I found a bunch of these little drawers for sale at the dollar store and hot glued them all together.
Here's what I have in my "s" drawer
I have a mix of things that I had around the house (picture of sandles and mini scissors), things I bought at the craft store in the wooden crafts section (sun), and things I ordered from Montessori Services (spider).
The heart shaped box on top is our Story Box.
Sometimes I will put 5-10 objects from the drawers into the story box. Then we sit in a circle and take turns pulling out an object. The first person uses his/her object to begin telling a story. The next person uses his her object to continue the story where the first person left off. You can then record the story, make copy work from scenes in the story, illustrate the story, act out the story...or not.
My kids love this activity. We've come up with some pretty loopy stories in the past.
We also use the sound drawers together with our home made sandpaper letters in a more traditional way to identify beginning sounds.