How to use this resource:
This is a game that can be played with 2 or more students. My 3rd graders like to play this during music centers. The object is to find the correct rhythm values and add them up to equal the total numbers on each game card. I like to print out the rhythms, cut them out, and glue them onto bottle caps for easier handling. However, they can easily be printed on card stock and laminated just as well. They are spaced out evenly so that you could cut them out with a 1-inch hole punch.
Materials and Preparation:
Bottle cap rhythms
Drawstring bag (or basket, etc.)
One game card per student
Object of the Game:
To be the first person to fill his/her game card with the correct answers.
Directions (Youngest student goes first):
Student #1 picks a rhythm from the bag. If it fits on his/her game card, it can be placed appropriately. If not, it should be placed back into the bag.
Student #2 takes a turn and does the same as student #1.
Play continues back and forth until someone is able to fill his/her entire game card. The winner is the first person to completely fill his/her game card with correct rhythms.
A good reminder for the students: There’s a strategy involved with this game. You will have to think ahead to see what rhythms will be able to fit on your game card!