This sensory drumming activity is a great way to get playing with musical instruments. It’s also fun looking around to see what you could turn into a drum – see how creative you could be!
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a sports activity for people or groups of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, helping build confidence through learning new skills and self-expression through creativity, independent choice and music.
How to play
What you’ll need
- A drum - empty boxes of chocolates, tins, an upturned saucepan, a bin or even a PE ball can all work.
How to set up
How to play
- Practice copycat drumming, where the leader drums a rhythm which is the group then repeats
- You could also try out individual drumming, where players come up with their own beats
- Why not put on some music, and encourage drumming along?
Other ways to play
- You may want to support a player by holding their drum in a particular position for them, while others might want to drum independently