Activity Inspiration: Fall Drum Chant

12 Oct

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Drumming simple chants or word rhythms can be a great way to orient clients to a new season/topic while also working on other important goals (reading, comprehension, speech, etc). I like to use this chant as a warm-up or cool-down activity, and often leave room for conversation about favorite fall activities. To start, encourage clients to join in playing a steady beat on a gathering drum (or separate drums), then begin chanting:

Fall is here and leaves fall down

Colors changing all around

Apples, pumpkins, scarecrows too

I love fall—how about you?

You’ll also want to download these FREE fall chant cards that I made to go along. Drop them into a tambourine or drum, take turns selecting one, then chant the text or drum the word rhythms. Each card also has a CV, CVC or sound effect word at the end, so this can be a great way to address speech goals. I often lead clients in a simple gesture on each word, like pretending to bite an apple on “CHOMP” or rubbing the drum for “WOOSH.”

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One Response to “Activity Inspiration: Fall Drum Chant”


  1. Friday Faves: Fall Edition | Songs For Success - October 7, 2016

    […] more session planning ideas, don’t miss some of my favorite autumn activities, like this fall drum chant, a leaf movement experience and my 5 must-do pumpkin […]

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