These sub plans for the kindergarten or first grade music class can be taught by a non-musician.
The concepts used are steady beat and tone color. They are taught in connection with a rhythmic poem. Rhythm instruments are used in this lesson, but it could also be taught using body percussion or environmental percussion (pencils, erasers, chair legs, etc.)
A chart of the poem is provided. It can be enlarged and used with children who can read.
A letter to your sub is also included!