I created these cards with the Pre-K student in mind, but beginners in kindergarten and first grade would enjoy these cards as well. The possibilities for using these rhythm cards are endless! They work well in either the private lesson or group/classroom setting.
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Here are a few ideas for how to use the cards.
*Draw a card and clap, tap, or play the rhythm on a rhythm instrument or piano key of their choice.
*Draw a card and play the rhythms with one hand, then the other.
*Play and echo different rhythms back and forth with the teacher.
*Use the simple beat strips to create short rhythm patterns to clap, tap, or play.
*Take turns drawing a card and performing the rhythm. Keep the card if it is correct, return it to the pile if it is not. The person with the most cards at the end of a set amount of time is the winner.
*Use the cards for body percussion.
*Use the cards as improv ideas. For example, what might it sound like if a mouse ran across the piano keys? How about an elephant?
*Silly songs: use the word cards to make up silly songs about the animals.
I’m sure you’ll be able to think of many more ways to use the cards. Have fun!
You might also like this coordinating product:
Friendly Animals Play Clay & Tracing Sheets
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