A great rhythm idea that doubles as a family dinner game!
Next time you are with your kids at a restaurant and find yourselves in the longest 10-15 minutes ever, (which as we all know is the 10-15 minutes between ordering the food and finally having it served) try this idea. Knock on the table in simple patterns back and forth. The younger the kids, the simpler the patterns. Likewise, the older the kids, the more difficult patterns. Perfection is not the goal, having fun is!
Noise alert: if the knocking is too loud, try just patting on the table top, or taking the rolled up napkin and use as a drumstick to tap the rhythm on the table.
Hopefully this helps your family survive the next "longest 10-15 minutes ever"! Happy Knocking!