Wednesday, February 03, 2016

20 Ways to Play & Learn with Drums {Music Activities for Kids}

A couple of years ago I intended to do an ABCs of Music for kids series, but quickly fell behind because it was hard to find good music activities for kids to fit a lot of the themes that I wanted to cover. However, I am determined to get the rest of the letters finished off at some point. Even if it's sporadic and a slow process.

So today I'm sharing 20 ways to play and learn with drums as a way to finish off letter D in the series. From crafts to homemade drums to a drum sensory bin, these fun music activities are great for kids of all ages.

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20 Ways for Kids to Play & Learn with Drums {Music Activities for Kids}

1. Spelling with Tin Can Drums - Practice spelling words using drums. Yes, really!

2. Drums in the Musical Science Pool - A great way to explore science (and keep the kids cool!) is with this musical science pool. As an alternative, try it in the bathtub!

3. DIY Drums from A Beautiful Mess - Make a set of these gorgeous DIY drums for your kids.

4. Drumstick Painting from Crayon Box Chronicles - Here's a fun way to paint using DIY pom pom drumsticks.

5. Exploring Tempo in Music with 2 Simple Drum Games - This activity is quite calming for kids when you beat the drum at a slow, even tempo, but going fast encourages the kids to get moving!

6. Little Drummer Boy Sensory Bin from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tail - Sure it's based off of a Christmas song, but this sensory bin is a fun way to play with drums.

7. Duct Tape Practice Drum from Frugal Fun for Boys - An awesome drum craft for kids.

8. Rattle Drum Craft from Pink Stripey Socks - Another cute drum craft for kids.

9. Bucket Drumming & Stomping - For some gross motor music play, try bucket drumming and stomping.

10. Teaching Kids How Sound is Made from Kids Activities Blog - Explore the science of sound with this great drumming activity.

11. Books About Drums from Growing Book by Book - Try reading books about drums with this great list of children's books.

 12. Homemade Rhythm Set from Inner Child Fun - Use objects from around the house to set up this quick and easy drumming station.

13. DIY Recycled Outdoor Drumming Station - Grab some recyclables and upcycle them into this fabulous temporary outdoor drumming station.

14. DIY Toy Leather Drum from Say Yes - Another gorgeous homemade drum for kids.

15. Rainbow Drums on the Light Table - Playing drums on the light table is a great sensory experience for kids.

16. Homemade Duct Tape Drum from Minne Mama- A colorful drum craft for kids.

17. Grow Stick Drumming - Turn out the lights and grab some glow sticks for this simple drum activity.

18. Play Drums on your iPad from iGameMom - Explore different drum set sounds right on your iPad with this app suggestion.

19. Tin Can Drum - For a quick craft, let the kids design their own tin can drums to play with.

20. Glow in the Dark Drum from Happily Ever Mom - Transform a drum into a glow in the dark drum with this simple idea.

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