Drum City Activity: Teacher Notes
This lesson has two parts: the video read aloud and instrument creation. I hope that students will at LEAST do the read aloud and get inspired to do the second part. I don't know how many will actually do the instrument creation but I'm going to post the assignment anyway and see what sort of responses I get. :)
What I share with kids:
A summer parade, a drummer parade, a magical bucket-and-bowl serenade! What begins with one boy’s beat on a kettle soon spreads to pots and pans and cartons and cans all across the neighborhood. When everyone joins in, together they create the catchy, driving tempo of a bright, hot DRUM CITY!
Creating Your Own Instruments!
In this book people pick up all sorts of things to make music. They play rhythms on pots and pans, cartons, barrels, bins, pails, buckets, and lots more! Have you ever thought of using an everyday item to make your own instrument?
With your parent's help you can visit this website created by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Click on the image below to see how you can make your own instruments out of everyday objects!
If you decide to make your own instrument, send me an email or leave a comment below describing what instrument you created and how! My email is...