Students can sort words and phrases associated with Christmas into five groups of two beats:
Quarter, Quarter (ta, ta)
Quarter, Eighth pair (ta, ti-ti)
Eighth pair, Quarter (ti-ti, ta)
Eighth pair, Eighth pair (ti-ti, ti-ti)
Older students can work in groups or individually, either to take home for extra practice, as a timed race against the clock, or as a race against each other!
With younger students (K5-1st grade), I put the rhythms on the board and call out the words and either go down the rows of students or let them raise their hand to answer and we do it together!