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Peru – Music of the Rainforest

Peru – Music of the Rainforest


The Sounds of the Rainforest

Watch this video to hear what it sounds like inside the rainforest.

  • Have your children write down or draw pictures of what they hear.
  • Ask them:
    • What sounds are familiar?
    • What sounds have they never heard before?
    • How do the sounds make them feel?

DIY Rainstick

After listening to the sounds of the rainforest, bring them into your home or classroom with a rainstick instrument DIY.

Check out this rainstick tutorial from Buggy and Buddy.

For each rainstick, you’ll need just a handful of materials:

  • A cardboard tube, ideally a paper towel tube
  • Pipe cleaners, tin foil, or wire that can be twisted and put inside the tube to help make the sound
  • Uncooked rice, beans, beads or another small, hard object
  • Tape or glue
  • Materials to decorate your rainstick – paint, markers, string, etc.

Play Along

Once you have made your rainsticks, use them to play along with this playlist of music from Peru.