#117 - To be a Drum by Evelyn Coleman

Summary: Daddy Wes helps his children hear the rhythm of the earth. And with the rhythm begins a story of the "drum," the pulse which has moved through the African people and through time and place.

Suggested Activity: Drum Beats

Arrange children in a circle and ask them to close their eyes. Have them listen for the number of of times you beat the drum. (If it is too difficult for them to count in their heads, count out loud as you beat the drum). Whoever names the correct number gets to beat the drum next.

Curriculum Area: Logical Thinking (recognizes patterns and can repeat them, uses numbers and counting)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up