Make Rain Music:
Rain makes such a beautiful sound on its own, but we can make it sound even better with a little extra help from outdoor musical instruments.
At Hand Made Places we sell a variety of outdoor musical instruments which are perfect for making beautiful rain music.
When the raindrops begin hitting the Congas or the Panda Drums you will hear some interesting naturally occurring tunes.
Task: Why not record these sounds using technology and have pupils write lyrics as well as utilising other instruments to make their very own “rain song.”
Top tips: If you don’t have any of Hand Made Places Congas yet, you can replicate a similar effect using pots and pans which you can find lying around the kitchen at home! But more sure you ask your caregivers permission before taking these items out into the rain!
Which Hand Made Places product is perfect for this activity? Congas
Jumping in Puddles:
Children love jumping in puddles, putting their wellies on and splashing up and down the playground. It is so much fun seeing the water splash up, and down.
Not only is this lots of fun for children, but it is also a form of imaginative and active play, both of which are paramount to childhood development.
Children who enjoy this activity will be exercising their muscles, improving flexibility and increasing their daily amount of activity and cardiovascular endurance.
Activity: You can create a STEM activity which involves children jumping in puddles. Have one child jump in a puddle and a second should stand close by with a meter rule – the second child should measure how high the first child managed to get the water. The children can then switch places. You can then plot all of the measurements on a class graph and the two children who got the water the highest can receive a small prize.
Disclaimer: Please note that some puddles can be deeper than they initially appear. Before allowing children to splash in puddles a responsible adult should test the depth of the puddle. Children should also be advised to bring spare clothes or waterproofs for any activity involving water or rain.
Which Hand Made Places product is perfect for this activity? Darell Gazebo