Detailed description

This hands-on activity, ‘Make Your Own Rain Stick’ provides step-by-step instructions for students to follow in the classroom or at home. This resource directs students through the process of making a simple rain stick using household items and craft materials. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of simple procedures and the basic construct of this traditional instrument. It provides a list of materials, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions that can be completed in class, and a supporting sequence of photos to demonstrate the process. Once made, the rain stick can be used to accompany traditional forms of music or for simple sound effects when reading a book or play.