Here are some teaching ideas, strategies and materials for spring elementary music rhythm activities.
ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASS SPRING RHYTHM ACTIVITIES
These spring rhythm activities are interactive and engaging as well as seasonally friendly for Spring elementary music lessons.
I’m sharing some fun spring rhythm resources in this article as well as teaching strategies for any rhythm activity.
Quarter, Eighth, Sixteenth, Half and Whole Note Values
Play and Say Sounds and Rhythms
Match Sounds to Rhythms
Teaching Presentation with note values and rhythm practice.
Drag and Drop Color Images
Google Slides Drag and Drop Activity slides.
Teacher Guide with LINK SHARING DIRECTIONS
HOW TO USE THESE ACTIVITIES?
Students love moving the images into the boxes to create their very own rhythm patterns.
Keep engagement high in your virtual classes using interactive google slides activities.
Keep on teaching rhythms, practice, assess using the presentation, video and google slides drag and drop activities.
These materials make a great SUB lesson with video, presentation and google slides activities.
GOOGLE SLIDES ACTIVITY:
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.
SPRING RHYTHM TEACHING IDEAS
Use the presentation to review rhythms and introduce the concepts.
Be sure to have students “say and play” the rhythms and sounds/words.
You may need to review one class time and then continue the next class to complete the activities.
Students may need more practice too.
Drag and Drop Activities- do these as a class first to demonstrate how to do the activity.
Assign or offer the create your own activities as needed.
Use the REWARD poster to celebrate learning.
If you don’t have rhythm sticks. I found these on Amazon and they look like that would really be great! I like using different colors because then you can divide students into groups by color. It’s a great teaching strategy you can use anytime.
RHYTHM TEACHING TIPS
USE SOUNDS INSTEAD OF WORDS
You may want to try using ta, titi, tiri tiri or tika tika, taah and taaah sounds for the rhythms before reading the words.
VARY TEACHING STRATEGIES
Try practicing the rhythm patterns differently each time.
Echo play where students play the pattern after the teacher.
Whole class plays along with a steady beat.
Have small groups play a page together. For example a line of students or all students on the red spots.
Have each student play a rhythm.
Play along with instrumental music tracks that have no vocals!
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I’m hoping these rhythm activities will help your students during spring music class activities.
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