Kitchen Drums

You Will Need:

  • Pots and pans
  • Wooden spoons
  • Empty plastic tubs

The Activity:

Pots, pans and tins make great drums when you hit them with a wooden spoon. It’s fun to compare the different sounds each object makes when your little one hits them. Encourage them to move their body and feel the rhythm.

How this supports your child's learning:

This activity will help support your child’s co-ordination when they are trying to hit the pots and pans with the utensils. It will also support brain development by creating pathways between the cells in the brain when different sounds are created.

Extending The Activity:

  • Use familiar songs and rhymes to sing whilst drumming
  • Use different utensils to compare the different sounds they make e.g a plastic spoon compared to a wooden spoon

Words to introduce during the activity to support language development

  • Loud
  • Quiet
  • Noisy
  • Softly
  • Gently
  • Quickly
  • Slowly
  • Bang
  • Stop
  • Start
  • Music
  • Instrument

Top Tip:

Offer lots of different utensils for your child to explore this will encourage natural curiosity

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