We've enjoyed some beautiful sunflowers this year, but now sadly they're starting to die down. We're keeping the flower heads so we can collect the seeds to plant next year, & leaving what's left for the birds to enjoy outside.
But after looking at the sunflowers we discovered how sturdy & strong the fibrous stalks were, & Minnie discovered they make a neat set of natural drumsticks!! Now all we needed was a drum kit, so we added a table to Minnie's Garden Tearooms, along with a space hopper, upturned wheelbarrow, some pans & bowls & the Garden Drum Kit was ready to Rock!
Minnie had fun discovering which objects created high / low / loud / quiet / long / short sounds, & the different sounds / vibrations she could create as she tapped gently or hit with force.
The big bass drum (space hopper) was Minnie's favourite.
Minnie's selection of bowls & pots were an ideal height for the sticks to be scraped along the top creating newly found sounds.
Then Minnie left the sticks & played the pots in the style of bongos!