I am delighted to share this little gem with you. I am a K-3 music teacher and I use stations with my littles. It gives me a chance to assess for independence and mastery. I have included 4 stations"Going Buggy - A Rhythm Concentration Game"; "Going Buggy -Playdoh pre-rhythms"; "Going Buggy - How many sounds do you hear?" and "Going Buggy - Create and Play."
Going Buggy - Rhythm Concentration - is a favourite of my 4 and 5 year olds. It follows the traditional rules of memory games - Flip cards to find matches. It has been classroom tested and kid approved. A perfect fit for any music classroom.
Going Buggy - Playdoh Rhythms - Print off the rhythm placemats, laminate them and add play doh.
Going Buggy - How many sounds do you hear ?- Clap each buggy picture. Count the sounds and sort them using the pre-reading category cards.
This resource is a pre-reading rhythm game that uses circles to represent sounds rather than traditional rhythms. Putting the words into their hands is a start to actively reading rhythmic notation. Bugs included in this game are - worm, beetle, dragonfly, bee, caterpillar, ladybug, butterfly, slug, snail, grasshopper, fly, spider and ant. Check for more coming in this series!
Pre-reading info one dot=ta rest; two dots = ta ta; three dots= ti ti ta; three dots=ta ti ti; Four dots - titi titi