Happy Top 10 Tuesday, music lovers! It is time for another fun-filled music activity. This week, we will be playing the hand drum. This activity is intended for preschoolers…ages 2 -5. Before we start, however, you will need a hand drum. Here is a picture of one:
Hand drums can be found in any music store and many children’s toy stores, as well. For convenience sake, however, here is a link to a good hand drum on amazon.com. Click HERE to be directed to the Amazon site.
Rhythm can be found in the most unexpected places and is often overlooked. Give your child the hand drum, and together, go on a rhythm hunt. Here are some places to find everyday rhythms:
–The windshield wipers on cars
–The tick tock of a clock
–Rhythms in books
Some unsteady rhythms can also be found:
–Typing on a keyboard
Each time you and your child locate a new rhythm, have them try to replicate the sound by creating a rhythm on the hand drum. See how many sounds you can find and make.
Thank you, once again, for visiting my site for another Top 10 Tuesday music activity. For a complete list of the Top 10 instruments under $40 that will help promote music education in the home, click HERE. Thank you, parents, for helping to instill the love music in your children. It is an invaluable gift that they will appreciate and use throughout their lives. Until next week…play on!