This homemade tambourine can be made with simple things that include soda bottle caps, wooden embroidery hoops, and painters' tape. As you shake the tambourine, the caps will strike each other making a great sound.
This simple activity combines addition practice with musical composition. Works with a wide age range, and you can use whatever instruments you have (or make homemade instruments! This was a favorite activity that the boys have chosen to come back to!