Make an African Djembe Drum
What better way is there to introduce another culture to your child than by way of music? Throughout West Africa, the djembe (pronounced JEM-bay) drum is played at all kinds of gatherings and community functions. Typically made from one piece of carved hardwood tree, these skin-covered instruments are shaped like an oversized goblet and played with bare hands. Using household objects, your child can create her own simplified version to provide hours of fun and cultural exploration at home.