Balloon Drum

Easy and fun.

Bought musical instruments for young children are very colourful and adaptable but you can’t beat helping your child to make a musical instrument and a good first one is a drum.

I made this one it’s my little granddaughter from a burst balloon and a coffee mug but an empty canister would do just a# well. She played with it for ages. We tried out different drumsticks, wooden spoon, metal spoon, chopstick, paintbrush and achieved very different sounds. Then I clapped out simple rhythm patterns and she tried to copy.

Then all the toys arrived and had a go! It was great fun and that’s where learning starts , with play.

Sunday Challenge

Georgie, TuTu and Alfie show their percussion instruments and present a new challenge.

Hands-on Activities designed to encourage children to be resourceful and to think creatively.

We advise adult supervision and guidance.

 

Sunday Challenge January 10th

This week’s challenge comes from Jumble House in Italy and from Singapore. The Jumbles share a circle game and challenge you to make some percussion instruments.

If you would like some ideas for making your percussion instruments take a look at this site:

http://www.kinderart.com/teachers/9instruments.shtml