Patriotic rhythm activities for the elementary music classroom. November, February and July are great months to use Patriotic themed activities in your music lessons.
Teachers love the ability to practice rhythms, learn note values, play and say rhythms. I’m sure you’re students will love the engaging teaching video too! And to make this activity even more kid friendly, it includes a google slides drag and drop images activity.
PATRIOTIC RHYTHM ACTIVITIES
Patriotic Drag and Drop Rhythm activities are easy to use for online and in person music class lessons. Begin by using the Video as a whole class activity to introduce the rhythms.
Afterwards, go through the presentation and have students say and play the practice rhythms.
Finally, students can go to a computer or tablet and practice moving the images into the boxes to create their very own rhythm patterns.
It’s so important to keep engagement high in your virtual classes. One way to do this is by using interactive google slides activities.
And, these materials make a great SUB lesson with video, presentation and google slides activities.
- Quarter, Eighth, Sixteenth, Half and Whole Note Values
- Play Rhythms
- Play and Say Sounds and Rhythms
- Create Rhythms
- Match Sounds to Rhythms
VARIETY OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Imagine opening up this resource and finding EVERYTHING you’ll need in one place. And, there’s NO PREP!
There are Teaching Pages for Beat and Rhythm Values, Practice rhythms and create your own rhythms.
Teacher can also use the templates to create their own google slides drag and drop activities as you get the templates and the digital images.
Why not get some American flags that your children can wave as you sing and move during your lessons?
Here’s the list of things you’ll find in this interactive resource:
- Drag and Drop Images (quarter, eighth, sixteenth note, half note images, whole note image) listed above
- Images are in color
- Teaching Video
- Teaching Presentation
- Google Slides Drag and Drop Activity slides.
- Teacher Guide with teaching directions.
Teaching page for each value and sound
You can use this resource with any age! Begin where your students are and continue the learning using the interactive materials.
Here are the activities:
- Rhythm Review
- Sounds on the beat
- Clap the Rhythm review
- Practice – Say and Play the Rhythm and Sounds
- Drag and Drop Rhythm Pattern Activity- Fill in the missing images.
- Drag and Drop Rhythm Pattern Activity- Fill in the missing rhythms.
- Create your own rhythms with quarter/eighth, half and sixteenth note versions.
WRITE IN THE RHYTHMS USING THE TEMPLATES:
Create Your Own Templates (4) make copies of the templates and use the digital images to create your own activities.
“TERRIFIC!” poster and Digital Image to congratulate students on completing the activities.
RHYTHM TEACHING IDEAS:
Of course there are teaching directions in every resource. Use these ideas to help your students learn how to say and play rhythms. You’ll use the drag and drop activities in the editing mode- not the present mode.
MORE PATRIOTIC MUSIC ACTIVITIES
Need more patriotic music lesson ideas?
VETERANS DAY SONG
PATRIOTIC MUSIC PROGRAM IDEAS
Learn how to teach patriotic music to children in this post:
PATRIOTIC MOVEMENT, MUSIC AND LITERACY RESOURCES
I have to share all of the Patriotic resources we have in our store; Movement activities, literacy activities and more music activities including songs, Orff arrangements, scripts and music programs.
Patriotic Music Program with Script, Familiar and Original Songs, Video, Mp3Patriotic Music Class Worksheets: Dynamics, Notes, Expression, Symbols, EditablePatriotic Song “I Love America” Unison, Sheet Music, Video, Mp3 TracksCreative Movement: Patriotic Scarf and Ribbon Activities K-6Patriotic Song and Music Lesson Bundle: Orff, Kodaly, Choral Round, Mp3 TracksPatriotic Veterans Music Lesson and Song “We Remember Veterans” Orff K-6Free Patriotic Song and Music Lesson “Honored Veterans” Orff ArrangementPatriotic Creative Movement Activities and Movement Cards
Ultimately, you’ll find your students really “getting into” digital types of activities. They can do them alone or in a group-at home or at school.
I’m hoping that these Patriotic teaching ideas for rhythm activities and music lessons help you help you in music during the month of November, February and July!
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