- Ideal Age/Grade Level: Kindergarten
- Project Type: Music
- Targeted Literacy Skill: Writing
- Basis: Non-Fiction/Fact Based ☒ Fiction/Fantasy Based ☐
- Date: 1/25/2016
- Creator: Jade Bowden
- Program: Enrichment
- Theme: Around the World
- Estimated Cost: $$ -Affordable
- Academic Level: Somewhat Academic
Outside Sources (If Applicable): Inspired by http://www.danyabanya.com/diy-rain-sticks/#_a5y_p=3846035
Materials Needed: Hammers, cylindrical tubes (pringles cans or tin cans), nails, rice, popcorn kernels, pasta, tape, feathers, string, paper, markers, hot glue, pictures from South America and North America (optional) for decoration
Step 1: Assemble your group of children and assist them with writing a group story about why they need rain sticks. Use the prompt “First, Next, and Last” to structure their story. Write/draw out their ideas on a large sheet of paper.
Step 2: Each child will be asked to select a container. Students will then select the materials they want to use to be the noise-makers of their instruments. We will have a selection of different noisy, cheap objects, such as pasta, rice, and popcorn kernels. Students will put their noisemakers inside of their cylindrical tube.
Step 3: Students will seal the ends of their tubes (aka rain sticks) with duct tape.