Pool Noodle Drum Sticks
How we did it:
- foam pool noodle (1 or 2)
- knife (1) - Parent use only
- various containers and surfaces to drum on
Gather your pool noodles. Together with your child, gather various containers that can be used as a drum set. Choose containers made of varying materials that will make different sounds. We used metal and plastic bowls, an old wipes container, a plastic pencil box, and a tin baking pan.
Cut two 12- to 14-inch segments off your pool noodle to make a pair of drum sticks. This is a grown-up step!
I cut a different colored pair of sticks for each child so everyone knows which one is theirs, minimizing squabbles.
Use your containers to set up the drumming area.
Ready! Set! Drum!
Form a band with a sibling or a friend.
Put on some fun music and find more things to drum on. Our favorites include our exercise ball, couch cushions and the dining room table.