#86 - Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney

Summary: On a day when Max doesn't feel like talking to anyone, a strong breeze shakes two heavy twigs to the ground in right in front of his house. Picking them up, Max begins to beat out a rhythm that imitates the sound of pigeons startled into flight. Soon he is tapping out the beat of everything around him-rain against the windows, the chiming of church bells, and the thundering sound of a train on its tracks.

Suggested Activity:   Jumping Seeds

Set seeds or other small items on top of a drum. Then beat the drum. What happens? This activity can be extended by having the children jump to the drum beat.

Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up