Easy Rhythm Instruments - FamilyEducation

Easy Rhythm Instruments

Your child will love playing music using common household items as easy rhythm instruments.


  • 5 to 10 minutes


  • Objects to hit together such as small pots and pans, aluminum tins, spoon and a small box
  • Metal salt shaker filled with rice
  • Two wooden spoons


Young children have natural rhythm, and if you put on some music and offer these "instruments," you can have fun moving playfully together.


  • Trade instruments or exchange them for others.
  • Take them outside and march barefoot across the grass.