A twist on the classic line game!
Players take turns making squares by connecting the dots…..when you’ve made a square, put the rhythm in your composition area.
10 Levels is a great game for small groups to review meter and rhythms. Players attempt to collect cards to complete different rhythm and meter objectives before someone plays their last card. Be the first to finish all 10 levels to win! How quickly can you finish your levels?
Students will feed the monster when they correctly identify how many beats the rhythm notation they land on receives. Perfect to assess beginners on their basic rhythm knowledge.
A classic music room activity made simple.
When you are crazy busy, you need a workhorse that you can use with ALL your classes. Five minutes passing time (or less!) between classes can be pretty rough on your setup, especially if you need to make a trip down the hall!
This set makes it super easy to pass out an envelope or a baggie to each student. Color coordinate your cards so you can tell your first graders to pull out 2 colors, and your 5th graders to pull out 6.
– Write rhythm notation for known songs, and patterns
– Perfect for practicing rhythmic dictation
– Compose their own rhythms!
Great Back to School for review or learning new rhythms. Use at the board, print for individual kids, or use for distance learning by having students signal or hold signs to show the correct rhythm.
The Drum Beats is an active and fun PowerPoint music game for aural reinforcement of rhythms! Students listen for rhythmic patterns and change seats with classmates. My students absolutely love this game and there is no “winner” so it can be played for any length of time.
Falling Rhythms composition worksheets give young musicians a form to practice their dictation skills, creativity and create an awesome interactive bulletin board display. Try a Write the Room: post sample rhythms using large leaves, then students copy those samples on their worksheets. Includes 4 meters, 2 bulletin board heading options, and 2 sizes leaves.
This game is a great way for students to review meter and time signatures. Students race to match their team’s “fish” rhythms with the correct bucket time signature. Several different game options are included and work really with individual, partner, or team work.
Here it is! The ultimate resource for teaching rhythm to your students. It is suitable for students in grades 4-8. The resource contains:
- Teaching Slides – these can also be used as posters/anchor charts
- Music Worksheets that vary in difficulty.
- Answer Sheets
This is a super fun (yet truly educational!) game where students race to the finish line by counting the number of beats on a card! Use in your daily lessons, as part of music center or music workstation activities, or as a great sub plan!
This is a great cross-curricular activity to reinforce students’ knowledge about rhythmic values. Perfect for your sub tub! Also available in seasonal themed sets!
My students love playing the games and singing these sweet folk songs! This resource pack has tons of great visuals for teaching rhythm in the elementary music class.
These rhythm flash card slides are a great way to help students practice and review rhythm notation reading in a fun way! These slides are designed to gradually increase in difficulty as students go through each 4-beat pattern. This bundled set includes sets 1-5, each set adding new rhythms up to and including quarter notes, barred eighth notes, barred sixteenth notes, barred sixteenth/eighth note combinations, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, “syncopa” patterns (eighth-quarter-eighth), and quarter, half, and whole rests.
Basics of Rhythm is an all-in-one interactive music lesson which guides students through the sights, sounds, and feel of rhythm basics in music. This PowerPoint Presentation uses real-life images, audio, playalong recordings, and video links to keep students meaningfully engaged in the concept of rhythm. This is the perfect introduction or review of rhythm for your music students!
Start the school year off right with these rhythm review games in 7 different levels! In Slides and PDF, they work with virtual and in-person learning. My students just love choosing a picture and reading the matching rhythm.
There are so many possiblities for activities with these music flash cards featuring a variety of rhythms! Having 4 sections make the flashcards ideal for dividing your students into groups and playing on pitched and non-pitched instruments. Ideas for use included.
Students use any rhythm system to practice reading 4-beat patterns composed of various combinations of characters. The final section allows students to slide the characters to create their own patterns to read. Tap and drag the notation to the grid to create new rhythm patterns. A pdf worksheet is included to extend the lesson. Great music center activity that can be used individually, in a collaborative group setting, or as an assignment in your online classroom!
Give your students the chance to practice beat vs. rhythm with five favorite songs in early elementary. Included is song notation, game instructions, and opportunities to share iconic and formal notation with your students!
Looking for a differentiated and exciting way to practice reading rhythms? Use Rhythm Basketball to bounce to the beat! Obtain enough basketballs, tennis balls, non-pitched instruments, or other bouncing balls and use the provided slides to perform rhythms with some of your favorite songs! I use these fun pop play alongs to reinforce reading half note, whole note, quarter note, and eighth note notation. In addition, we are able to discuss use of measure, double bar line, and more! This is a great way to get your kids reading rhythm!