This page has five four-measure rhythmic exercises with quarter, eighth and half notes and quarter rests. Each exercise has two parts, which can be performed singly, as a duet with one person/group on the top line and the other on the bottom, or with each child doing a part with their right hand and the other with their left. Contrasting body percussion or rhythm instrument sounds can be used. Each line uses two pitches so that students get used to seeing stems going either up or down, as they do in real music. There are two pitches used on each line, so these exercises can also be played on recorder or other melody instruments, though they are intended as rhythm exercises.
These can be used effectively as sub plans if your students are good at rhythm by having students working in pairs or small groups and performing for each other.