November 2010

International Percussion Month

It’s the month of the drum! As the beat goes on this month, you can celebrate—as a family, with friends, as a couple, or even simply on your own—by tapping your own time. Here are some fun ways to get the beat going this month.

Experiment with different percussion instruments. Grab some maracas and shake, shake, shake, senora. Jingle some hand bells while you stomp to the beat. Play on your kids’ xylophone—or g get one from the toy store; they’re not expensive. Give a triangle or a wood block a satisfying whack! Grab some castanets and clap your way around the house (wearing a scarf is optional, though sooo much fun—especially around the fingers).