- Wooden paint stirrers ($1 each from hardware)
- Cotton buds
Possum took my lead and clapped her sticks together in such a way that I described. Fast, slow, quiet, loud were great words that I chose to help build her understanding of language and connecting those words to a movement.
Jackie(My Little Bookcase) says
What a rich activity for children. There is so much to learn about culture, art, music.
I love this, and thanks for including the Indigenous art symbols.
Rachel | Racheous - Lovable Learning says
I adore this idea. I think it’s so significant and inspiring to teach children about different elements of cultures. This is such a great simple activity to introduce young one’s to Aboriginal Australian culture. Thank you for sharing the Aboriginal symbols. I’m pinning that one for reference!
Do you have some links to music I could show my kids when we make the clapping sticks? Thanks
Lindsey I’ve been looking online for some sample music links for the hour for you and I’m struggling to find anything that I think would be appropriate. It seems that you might have to go through iTunes or run music from YouTube and just turn off the imagine so you are left with the sound. Best of luck with this. Sounds like you have a great day planned for the kids. 🙂
I love this idea and am planning on using it in my art room with pre-schoolers. Thanks for the informative post and the great reference to the aboriginal symbols and their meanings!
Thanks Martha! So thrilled you find my post helpful. I’d love you to send me a picture of what your children make, if you have time. firstname.lastname@example.org
I appreciate you taking the time to comment. 🙂
Stephanie Su says
How adorable! Thanks for sharing this, my little one will surely enjoy making this. I also love the symbols 🙂 Nice article!