One day I was sitting in my house. It was very quiet.
All of a sudden, I heard some light raindrops on my roof.
They sounded like this. (tap sticks softly and very slowly)
After a while the rain got a little heavier, (tap a bit louder and faster)
And then a little heavier, and then it turned into a rainstorm! (tap very fast for a while)
And then it stopped (stop tapping).
And down. (lay sticks on the floor)
From 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children, opens a new window by Abigail Flesch Connors
You can also clap or use your hands to tap on the floor