Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Glow Stick Drumming {Music Activities for Kids}

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The boys usually enjoy having glow sticks in the bathtub with them and one night, I thought it would be fun to start using them as drumsticks on some of the plastic containers in the tub.  Turns out, it was an awesome idea.

Glow stick drumming from And Next Comes L

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We also tried this activity outside of the bathtub with a variety of different buckets.  We used two ice cream pails, some big yogurt containers, and some individual applesauce containers.  Pans would work too, but would be much noisier, so choose accordingly.

For glow sticks, we used the short fat kind like these that are designed to go on a string to wear as a necklace.  They are sturdy and perfect for drumming unlike the bracelet type glow sticks.

Then drum away!

Drumming with glow sticks from And Next Comes L

Drumming with glow sticks from And Next Comes L

Drumming with glow sticks from And Next Comes L

Drumming with glow sticks from And Next Comes L

Making music with glow sticks from And Next Comes L

Making music with glow sticks from And Next Comes L

Glow stick drumming from And Next Comes L

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8 comments:

  1. Fun!!!! I'll have to get some thicker glow sticks to do this with. We usually have the bracelets around the house. :-)

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    1. I'm sure the bracelets would work, but the thicker ones are definitely good at making some noise!

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  2. This looks super cool! My guy would love this. What a great way to explore music and play at the same time.

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    1. Thanks! My boys (and me too!) loved it. Hope your little guy enjoys it as well.

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  3. This looks so fun! Cool pics too! I think my 3 year old and 11 month old would both enjoy this!

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    1. Thanks! The pictures didn't turn out as I had hoped. I had my camera on the wrong setting. Oops!

      And I think any kid who is into banging spoons or pots and pans would totally LOVE this!

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    1. Thanks! Kingston would probably love this activity too.

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