WINTER STEADY BEAT AND RHYTHM ACTIVITIES
Looking for some interactive and engaging ways to teach steady beat and rhythm in your Winter Music classes?
Winter beat and rhythm activities for the elementary music classroom.
Preschool music and movement classroom and piano and other music teachers who want to use interactive and creative movement activities to help children learn the steady beat and rhythms.
Keep reading because this post will give you specific activities for a complete music lesson using a variety of learning experiences and teaching strategies to reach all learners! (And have fun!)
STEADY BEAT ACTIVITIES
You may want to kick off your music class with an easy Steady Beat body percussion activity.
These fun arctic winter characters are ready to help your students move on the beat!
Young children love to do body percussion play along activities.
Sing Play Create has body percussion activities for all the different themes of the school year.
STEADY BEAT PLAY ALONG ACTIVITIES
Next, have your students sit down and clap the rhythms in this STEADY BEAT PLAY ALONG.
If you don’t have enough instruments for everyone, then have some play on a triangle or jingle bell and switch groups until everyone has a turn to play on the xylophone.
Or, if you are using xylophones or pitched percussion instruments, have them practice play along on an instrument.
Then, you can have the class move to music again.
Sing Play Create has scarf and Move and freeze activities for every month of the school year.
Check out the Scarf, Freeze and Action songs on our YouTube Channel.
If you have more time left, then you can have your students create their own beat and rhythm patterns.
When you SUBSCRIBE to the SING PLAY CREATE FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY you’ll gain access to over 60 free activities. There are rhythm and beat icon flashcards and games for every month of the school year.
You’ll want to check out the Winter Body Percussion Activity resource so that you have the video, flashcards, presentation and activities in your classroom ready for all your winter music activities. The video works well as a TRANSITION ACTIVITY and as a BRAIN BREAK for KINDERGARTNERS.
Get ready to move on the beat! These active winter animals are ready to “weather” your students in a body percussion play along activity. Get ready to move in the snow on the beat! All the body percussion actions are on the Steady Beat.
Students will love to move with the seal, penguin, polar bear and snowman as they move to the beat of the music in the VIDEO. You can have them practice the patterns, with the video, then students can create their own body percussion patterns using the FLASH CARDS and GOOGLE SLIDES activities.
The teacher guide offers music lesson outlines and activities for music activities too! This resource offers a variety of teaching strategies and learning experiences to help your students internalize the steady beat. Best for PreK-2nd Grade
If you’re looking for BEAT ACTIVITIES for your younger students, you’ll want to check out these activities!
Are you ready to say and play the steady beat? Play some winter rhythms? Create some rhythm patterns?
This arctic animal themed winter steady beat and rhythm charts, and flash cards will fill your winter music classes with interactive opportunities for beat and rhythm activities.
- Steady Beat
- Quarter Note
- Joined Eighth Notes
- Quarter Rest
- winter steady beat and rhythm cards.
- Steady Beat and Rhythm Activities and Games.
- Steady Beat charts with 16 beat, 8 beat and 4 beat patterns.
- Rhythm cards for eighth & quarter notes, quarter rest
- All materials in color and in black/white versions
- Rhythm cards with 1 BEAT.
- Rhythm cards with 2 BEATS.
Quarter Note: Moose, Hare, Wolf
Eighth Notes: Puffin, Snow Goose, Narwhal
2 BEAT RHYTHMS:
- Reindeer Walrus, Husky
- Snowy Owl
- Polar Bear
- Northern Fur Seal
- Short Tailed Weasel
USE THESE MATERIALS:
- Music stations and centers.
- Whole class activities.
- Fill up your SUB TUB.
- Private piano lessons.
All rhythms are using the names of ARCTIC ANIMALS. Connect Music and Science with your Kinder and First Grade students.
Winter rhythm stick play along time with polar bear and penguin rhythm icons (pictures) and rhythms. Your students will love playing their rhythm sticks in so many different ways!
They’ll learn how to hold them and then how to read ta and ti-ti rhythms with the icons, stick rhythms and regular note head patterns. Not only will they play rhythms, but they’ll follow the shapes to play on the floor, in front of them or overhead.
They’ll be moving and playing rhythm sticks for an interactive learning experience. This resource is especially made for younger children in Preschool, Kindergarten, up to Second Grade. All your students will love to play in their rhythm stick band!
WINTER RHYTHM ACTIVITIES
You can challenge your upper elementary students with this interactive video with winter themed rhythms:
Your First Grade, Second and Third Graders will enjoy the google drag and drop activities in these resources!
Looking Winter Rhythm activities for your Kinder and First grade classes? Level 1 Winter Rhythm Activities includes Video, teaching presentation and google slides activities.
Winter and January elementary LEVEL 1 music rhythm activities with drag and drop google slides, digital images for online and in person music class lessons. These activities are interactive and engaging as well a s seasonally friendly for January elementary music lessons.
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.
The teaching pages are packed with examples and practice pages for students to say and play rhythms. First students learn one sound on the beat. Then practice saying and playing the quarter note patterns using the pictures. The next section introduces joined eighth notes with pictures, notes and words. After practicing the joined eighth notes there are mixed patterns with varying combinations of quarter and eighth notes.
I’ve found that students really like to play games, especially if they can be silly. This winter rhythm game “WOULD YOU RATHER” is perfect for kicking off your first day back after the holiday break.
PLAY THE BEAT AND RHYTHM WITH FUN MUSIC TRACKS
SING PLAY CREATE has tons of instrument music tracks you can use in your classroom for STEADY BEAT AND RHYTHM ACTIVITIES!
Ultimately, your students will begin to understand, feel, and show the steady beat as you implement a variety of diverse activities that provide opportunities to feel and show the beat every class time.
Here is one of the activities in the FREE BOOKLET: STEADY BEAT ACTIVITIES for Young Children
Activity #1 Play the Beat and Switch Your Instrument
- Place your percussion instruments where students can get to them easily. Either in the middle of your circle or in a row in the front of your classroom.
- Tell students that they are going to get to choose an instrument.
- And when the music stops, they need to FREEZE and stop playing.
- Then everyone will get to switch instruments.
- Play the music for at least 30-45 seconds.
- You may want to limit switching of instruments to only the students you will choose. (Or have a student do the choosing.) Play the game enough times so that everyone get’s a chance to change instruments.
Steady Beat Freebies!
MORE STEADY BEAT ACTIVITY IDEAS:
SING PLAY CREATE YOUTUBE CHANNEL RHYTHM VIDEOS
Visit our YouTube Channel for Rhythm activities for each month of the year.
I’m hoping this post helps you with lesson planning for Winter Steady Beat and Rhythm activities!
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