Percussion Activities – Elementary and Older


Percussion Activities – Elementary and Older

Find the full activity guide here: Time to Drum!


Make Your Own Shekere

A shekere is a traditional African instrument, usually made out of a dried gourd. Watch this video to learn more about the shekere.

Have your child(ren) follow this great tutorial to make your own shekere at home using some easy-to-find materials: an empty drink bottle or jug, strings, and beads. It’s a great multi-disciplinary art project that will have your kid(s) working on fine motor skills, arts and crafts techniques, and multicultural understanding.


Duct Tape Percussion Practice

Do you have a budding percussionist at home? Many percussion students have to keep their instruments at school but fortunately, they’re some of the easiest to replicate at home! This fun duct tape marimba, for example, makes for a great practice instrument while your child is away from the band room. You can also tape out a small rectangle onto a practice drum pad or other hard surface around your house to help your child practice their snare drum technique.


Find the full activity guide here: Time to Drum!