Play the Drums - Body Percussion
Play the Drums: Teacher Notes
In my classroom we're constantly working on body percussion when we clap, pat, snap, and stomp. This video gives kids a chance to pat rhythms on different parts of their body. This is good because it gets kids moving but also allows them to explore how things sound different when they play on different parts of their body.
What I share with kids:
Get ready to get up and play the drums. Wait, you don't have any drums with you at home? Not even one? Oh no!
Good news! You can use your body to play the drums! Sometimes at school we say that we're going to play "body percussion," when we snap our fingers, clap our hands, pat our knees, or stomp our feet. Get ready to pat along with the video and play the body percussion drums!
What did you hear when you patted on your head, or your feet, or your belly? Can you find any other places to play "the drums" with body percussion? What would it sound like if you played on your chin? How about yoru shoulders? Can you plan on your back? Use the space below to tell me another place where you played the drums.
3/23/2020 05:00:49 pm
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4/8/2020 08:19:34 pm
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