So when we had some leftover cardboard tubes from Christmas gift wrap, I had to turn them into something musical.
The result? Bucket drumming!
Okay, there might be some stomping and slapping of drums too! Regardless, it's a simple music activity for kids that makes a perfect boredom buster!
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Simple Music Activity for Kids: Bucket Drumming & Stomping
The setup is pretty simple: cardboard tubes and some large buckets of any variety or size. We have some large round buckets with rope handles similar to these, so we turned them upside down and they became instant drums! RAT-A-TAT-TAT!
It was fun to tilt the drums while hitting them with the cardboard tubes to see how the sound of the drum changed, but it was also fun to try out some other drumming techniques.
For example, slapping the drum like a bongo...
There might have been some jumping from bucket to bucket too, but that was more for fun than it was for music's sake.