Listen to music with distinctive beats, such as marches or calypsos. Children march or dance to the music.
Tap out beats on a drum. Ask children to match with clapping, head nods, or hops.
Cover the outside of an oatmeal box, coffee can with plastic lid, or similar round container with construction paper. Cut the paper to fit with Crayola® Scissors.
Decorate the drum cover with Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons and Glitter Glue. Dry overnight.
Glue the cover around the drum with Crayola® School Glue.
Decorate the drum head (box lid) with markers. Glue it on the drum. Dry overnight.
Use your palms, fingers, a chopstick, wooden spoon, or dowel stick as a drumstick.
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.