This activity will help your child learn the variety of sounds you can get out of a drum when you change the rhythm, the speed, and the force with which you play it.
Let child call out an animal and then try to make the drum sound like the animals footsteps.
drum with fist
mouse-“scurry” fingertips on the drum
rabbit-make fingers “hop” on the drum
horse- pat a galloping rhythm on the drum
snake- glide one finger around on the drum
cat- use soft, slow taps