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.


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


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!


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