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Talk Like a Pirate Day Rhythm Activities

Ahoy Me Hearties! Be ye ready to do some pirate rhythm activities? There be gold treasure in this here blog post today!

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY RHYTHM ACTIVITIES

These Pirate Rhythm Activities are purrfect for the elementary music classroom for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

PIRATE MUSIC ACTIVITIES TO TEACH RHYTHM

Looking for some ides on how to incorporate rhythm activities?

https://youtu.be/NXoA1TObkVI

PRACTICE

It’s true! Practice doesn’t have to be BORING! Let your students experience playing rhythms to a steady beat drum, to the sound of a triangle, a recorder, a xylophone bordun–whatever will get their attention.

GAMES are an effective way to get students to practice rhythms. Here’s an easy game you can play:

Stack up some rhythm cards.

Choose 1 rhythm pattern you are working on. Put that rhythm on the board or the screen.

Divide your class into 2 groups. Choose a leader for each group (they will be the first player). I like to sit the students in the order they will be taking a turn.

Have Leader #1 play the rhythm. If they play it- it’s worth 2 point. If they can’t— they can choose 1 student on their team to play the rhythm- but now they only get 1 point.

Next, Leader #2 plays a rhythm- just have them take the card off the top of the pile.

keep playing until everyone has had a turn.

You can try setting up 4-5 teams to keep the game moving even faster.

Use this game activity as a SUB LESSON- you can prepare the cards for different classes and your sub can play the same game with each class (probably not in Kindergarten though)

PLAY

Play this game after students have had some practice.

Use the rhythm cards in SMALL GROUPS. Give each group a part of the stack. Have students practice the top card.

Then everyone is quiet.

Team 1 plays their card, then T2, T3 etc.

Take it to the next level! Try having the students play along with music or a beat. This takes more skill- but keeps students focused! Keep the pace moving quickly. Remind students you’ll give them more practicing time later if they can’t do it.

CREATE

Use paper, the white board, drawing boards, popsicle sticks or flashcards for this activity!

Write the rhythms students can use on the board.

Set a time limit.

Ask students to create a rhythm using the “RHYTHMS OF THE DAY”

SHARE- Play their rhythms for the class. Or Pair and Share where students share with other students.

Take it up a level. Play the rhythms to music or a steady beat.

You may want to check out the PIRATE RHYTHM ACTIVITY L1 for your Kinder through 2nd grade students.

I know your students will LOVE moving the pirate rhythms around in the google slides activity.

It’s a fact that creating activities can be the most engaging activities for your students.

Definitely try using this activities in STATIONS! You get the HOW TO USE IN STATIONS in this resource.

FIND THE RHYTHM TREASURE HERE:

PIRATE RHYTHM ACTIVITIES LEVEL 1

Heave Ho! Get the “Tips on Teaching Pirate Rhythms” blog post is a treasure chest of materials for you to use. CLICK HERE TO READ THIS POST

This Pirate Mixed Rhythm Warm up can kick off your rhythm activities with a HEAVE HO! Let’s Go get the treasure!

PIRATE SCARF ACTIVITY

Let’s move and learn DYNAMICS with this Pirate Scarf Activity!

https://youtu.be/UHM-VYy5y2k

Take a look at the complete resource with worksheets, flashcards and over 8 activities in this set of materials.

Grab this treasure box full of gold with tons of Scarf and Music activities to teach High/Low, Fast/Slow, Expression and Directional word activities to connect scarf movements to MATH concepts.

I know that your students will love the swishing, swooshing, wiggling, and tossing scarves like superheroes!

You can make music DYNAMICS connections as well as MATH connections using the variety of activities and materials included in this cross-curricular resource.

Make your lessons interactive and engaging. You’ll have students learning and moving using these interactive visuals, flashcards, worksheets and activities.

PIRATE FREEZE DANCE 

Let’s do the Pirate Freeze Dance! Fun children’s brain break and movement activity. Everyone loves to dance and freeze! This here PIRATE FREEZE DANCE will have ye Scallywags workin’ out them there wiggles lest they scuttle the ship and cause a mutiny!

Arghhh!

Ye may be interested in purchasing the resource with MUSIC DYNAMICS ACTIVITIES, worksheets, flashcards and station activities in one golden treasure box!

Pirate Freeze Dance and Music Activities

PIRATE SONG AND DANCE

“I’m a Pirate Wild and Free! ” is a FAVORITE activity for 3rd and 4th graders. Fun Orff arrangement and dance. This activity is great to use in smaller groups and also in music programs.

Compliment your rhythm activities with this song and dance. Students can practice rhythms and then use those skills to sing, play and perform this song.

Check out the complete PIRATE SONG, DANCE, RHYTHM CHANTS, SCARF ACTIVITIES BUNDLE

Pirate music lesson bundle of songs, games, movement and rhythm activities for the elementary music class activities.

Searching for some movement activities?

Talk Like a Pirate Day music and movement activities

Here’s hoping ye find these pirate rhythm activities to be some real treasure for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Sandra from Sing Play Create

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