Have you ever noticed how excited preschoolers get when they can make their own creations? Even with all the fancy toys out there, give a young child some basic materials and watch what they can do with them. During group time, I put together an I Want to Be a Drummer activity, based on the new book by Mark Powers, I Want to Be a Drummer.
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I Want to Be a Drummer Activity
During our morning meeting, I read I Want to Be a Drummer to our preschoolers.
We learned that young Daniel wants to be a drummer, but he doesn’t have any drums. However, that doesn’t keep him from making his own! We watched as Daniel searched his house for items he could use to build his own drum set.
Afterwards, we talked about how we don’t have a drum set in our classroom. How could we make our own?
We gathered some materials from our classroom and spread them out in the middle of our circle time area.
I called the children in groups of 4 to see how they could make a drum from the materials we collected.
One of my favorite parts of activities such as this is how the children collaborate. While they are working together to come up with a solution, they are building their communication skills.
I love how each group moved the materials around to find what worked best for them.
So now it’s your turn! How would your children make their own drums?
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