Next, we learned the song and sang it together. I used Raffi's version.
Then, I had a few students come to the board to choose their own Aikendrum food items and we sang the song again.
After some fun singing together, I told the students that they were going to get to be even more creative together and create an Aikendrum from our classroom percussion instruments. I put them into groups, gave them a bucket of instruments, and the fun began. Once they were finished creating their Aikendrum, they worked together to draw a picture of each instrument part and write the instrument's name in the blank for their creation. They also tried to sing their own version of the song.
Here are a few pictures of what they came up with: