Ask participants to set themselves up so everyone can see you, the conductor of the rain storm.
Depending on the space & group size we recommend splitting the group into smaller sub-groups. Make sure that groups are closely together in the space.
As facilitator you’re orchestrating the storm by instructing people to engage in making a range of sounds, building up the rain storm as well as letting it calm down again. (You can either let the whole group do each sound all together or instruct each sub-group after another to build up the sound. We recommend the latter.)
Introduce the group to the exercise; you can think of a storyline for this if you’d like to. Make sure they know to keep up the sound/action until you give the next instructions.
“I'm going to role model a sound”
“I will point to the group who will make the sound after, we're going to build it up.”
“Once you're making the sound, you're going to keep on going. Don’t start the new sound until I come back to you.”