Drum Outdoors

Aim: To develop  listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment

This activity was really easy to do while we were at the playground and we have done it a couple of times. It would also work well in the garden. First, find some twigs to use as drumsticks.

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Then explore the different sounds you can make by tapping or stroking the twigs on different things such as metal fences and the slides.

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After a while chose your favourite sounds to show each other. Then have a go at making each other’s favourite sounds.

Extension: Pretend to be a conductor. If you hold your hand high your child should play their sound loudly and if you hold your hand low they should play softly.

I have put a video of some of the sounds Sophie made on my Instagram feed.

Have fun drumming outdoors!

Anna

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