There are some amazing people who bless my life in so many ways. One is Miriam – a wonderful woman I met in college. We weathered music theory, music history and English together.
The other day a package from Miriam arrived in the mail. In it was a copy of the book Storm Song (affiliate link) by Nancy Viau. Miriam is many things including a preschool teacher and a grandma. So, I take her book recommendations to heart.
The trailer for the book may give you a few ideas.
I hear opportunities for rain sticks, ocean drums, canary sticks, rhythm sticks and more without even opening the pages.
Nancy Viau’s site has a wonderful teacher’s guide full ways to use it with science and English lessons. There are recommendations for additional storm books (along with some jazz & scat books). It also has ideas for adding sounds on pages 5-7. The idea of passing the sound around the circle and scatting are worth including in your shares of the book.
Additional resources here on Music Sparks include:
- Rain Down a Song – Ideas for instrument to make and songs to sing with children.
- The Rain Train – Another singable book
- April Showers – A session plan of shower songs