I am always inspired by the ocean. I love to look at it, paint it, walk near it and listen to the sounds of ocean waves. So, when I saw Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou's Ocean Drum lesson plan, I was super excited.
Daria writes: "An ocean drum is a beautiful thing to see and hear! It looks like a frame drum you might see from the Middle East, but is filled with small round objects that, when tilted back and forth, sound remarkably like the waves at the seashore. It's sound is hypnotic and calming and ocean drums that are filled with colorful or interesting objects are visually stimulating as well."
Using really easy to find materials (a box, some tape, some plastic and some beads or seeds), you can make your own ocean drum. And, you can be as creative as you wish when it comes time to decorate...
Find the step-by-step lesson here: http://kinderart.com/across/oceandrum.shtml