Description: Everyone in the group makes different actions that create the sound of a rainstorm.


  1. Have everyone stand in a circle. Select a leader (or multiple leaders) to walk around the circle to lead these steps:
    1. Steadily rub your hands together
    2. Snap your fingers
    3. Pat the palms of your hands against your thighs
    4. Stomp your feet on the floor
  2. As a player in the circle, you should copy the action of the leader when they walk by you and continue that action until the pass by you again.
  3. After working up to stomping, the leader should reverse the order of the actions. All together it should sound like a rainstorm picking up and then calming down.

Debrief Questions:

  • What would the rainstorm sound like if there was just one person making the sounds?
  • How did it feel to create something as a whole group?

Activity Length: Short (<15 minutes)

Energy Level: Low

Grade Level: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Group Size: Large (10+)