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Mrs. Boyce's Kindergartners get in Touch with Chile
Rainsticks were first believed to produce a storm with the sound of falling rain. Now used more for story telling and instrumental use, rainsticks are still used to this day. Originally made from cactus, nails, pebbles or beads, rainsticks are now more commercially made and are sold to tourists. Mrs. Boyce's class used their rainsticks to enhance their reading. As they read a story about rainfall in springtime, the students would rattle their rainsticks anytime they heard the word "rain". Making these Chilean rainsticks allowed the students an inside feel of a fun past time for Native Chilean people.
Written by: Mrs. Diane Boyce
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 by Cassie Sloop