“The Drum Fun Song” a music therapy drumming activity idea for kids

-Age: 3-10+
-Goal Area: To improve impulse control, waiting, turn taking,sharing,  and self expression.
-Objective: Students play then drum when 
-Materials: One large drum
-Method: Children sit around the drum with hands in their lap. (This can be a feat in itself!)  MT calls two students to play together while the other children create their own rhythms on their knees, hands, chests etc.)  When the verse is done, two more children can be chosen (by the teacher or the students whose turn is now over) and the song resumes. Therapist thanks both those who  played the drum and those who created their own body rhythms.
-Adaptations: Can be used with one child at a time, or with children sitting in their chairs (and positioning the drum between two children.)  Vary the beat for the age and abilities of your group. If the song is “too young” for your group, come up with a more popular song, vary the lyrics and use it that way!  
-Lyrics and concept by Jacqueline Bartoszek
Melody: Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain.
Words:
………D
Let’s gather round and play the Drum Fun Song.
…………………………………………………A7
Let’s gather round and play the Drum Fun Song.
.D………………D7………………….G…………….
When it’s not your turn, you clap or find a groovy beat to tap.
………D………………..A7………………….D
Let’s gather round and play the Drum Fun Song.
 
 
Please send in any activities or musical processes  that you use with children, adolescents or adults of all ages and abilities. These could be activities for use for kids, adolescents or adults that have autism, adhd, add, down’s / down syndrome, speech language delays, oral-motor issues, physical disabilities, mental health issues, conduct disorder, cerebral palsy and other issues that we human have to contend with.  I’m also interested in any activities for people dealing with health issues, dementia, Alzheimer’s, chemical dependency, other addictions, grief, cancer, pain management and any other life issue.  I have just installed a “spam” locator which means that I’ll actually get the mail as mail. Please email me at margie@musictherapytunes.com and put activity in the subject line. Give yourself (or the author/composer)  all the credit you want or remain anonymous. Thank you!! – Margie La Bella at music therapy tunes
 
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