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Interactive Rhythm Activities

Let’s talk interactive rhythm activities. There’s so many ways to engage students in reading, playing and writing rhythms.

Keep reading to get some ideas for your elementary music classroom.

I like to use interactive white boards and computers. So I made these interactive google slides activities for my classes. I started with the mixed version so I could use it for all of my classes.

Then I developed LEVEL 1 for quarter and eighth notes. There’s a more detailed one you can purchase or you can get the Free one when you subscribe to the Sing Play Create Newsletter.

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I’ll be adding more sets of these activities for quarter rests, half notes, sixteenth, and syncopa.

I like to use the video to introduce note values.

VIDEO ACTIVITY IDEAS

Here are some ways you can use the video in your music classes.

Students can watch the video and play the rhythms.

Next have them make up patterns of their own using the words in the video.

Just pause the video at 1:36 and have them choose a picture. Ask them to play if for 4-8 beats.

Divide into teams and play against each other.

Leave the game directions for a Sub!

GET THE RESOURCE: INTERACTIVE CAMPING RHYTHM ACTIVITIES

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Summer Camping themed elementary music rhythm activities with video and drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons.

Project the activity onto the screen. Then have different students come up and use the drag and drop activities.

I like to divide the students into teams or small groups for this type of activity.

These activities also work well as CENTERS or STATIONS.

Use the presentation at one station for students to practice playing rhythms.

Use the Video at a station for students to review and play notes.

Finally, set up a computer or Chrome book and use the Google Slides activity for your 3rd station.

You’ll find that these activities are interactive and engaging as well as seasonally friendly for Summer or Anytime elementary music lessons.

WHY THESE WORK

These activities really help a teacher reach all students. The variety of materials and the diverse learning opportunities foster student engagement and learning.

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.

MORE INTERACTIVE RHYTHM AND BODY PERCUSSION PLAY ALONGS

Here are some more interactive rhythm and body percussion play alongs you can use all year long.

There are many choices on the SING PLAY CREATE YouTube Channel!

INTERACTIVE RHYTHM ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR

Imagine having a years worth of these activities to use in your classroom! The monthly themes will keep students interest high and add variety to learning the same concepts. By the end of the year your students will know how to SAY, PLAY and CREATE rhythms!

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CHECK OUT ALL OF THESE INTERACTIVE RHYTHM ACTIVITIES!

Pirate Themed Rhythm activities for online and in person music class lessons. Teach rhythms, practice, assess using the presentation, video and google slides drag and drop activities.
Fall Drag and Drop Rhythm activities for online and in person music class lessons.
Halloween Drag and Drop Rhythm activities for online and in person music class lessons.
Holiday drag and drop rhythm activities with VIDEO for online and in person music class lessons.
Winter and January elementary music rhythm activities with drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons.
Valentine’s Day elementary music rhythm activities with drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons.
St. Patrick’s Day elementary music rhythm activities with video and drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons.
Spring themed elementary music rhythm activities with video and drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons.
Summer Camping themed elementary music rhythm activities with video and drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons.
Beach Themed Rhythm activities for online and in person music class lessons.
Patriotic Drag and Drop Rhythm activities for online and in person music class lessons.

I’m hoping you got some ideas on how to use interactive materials in your music classroom.

Sandra from Sing Play Create

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Interactive Rhythm Activities for the Elementary Music Classroom.  There's so many ways to engage students in reading, playing and writing rhythms. Interactive rhythm ideas for the elementary music classroom.

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