Rain, Rain Orff Arrangement and Rhythm Composition

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 7 reviews
7 Ratings
Cori Bloom
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
Formats Included
  • PDF
48 pages
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This has been a great resource for the younger students. They really enjoyed the colourful graphics and simple Orff parts.


This fun activity is an Orff arrangement and rhythm composition for first or second grade. It is a great introduction to music composition for your little ones! It is a group rhythm composition project that I use at the end of first grade to review quarter note, two eighth notes, and quarter rest using fun rainy-day 2 beat rhythms.

First, students learn a simple arrangement of Rain, Rain on the Orff instruments (Orff arrangement is included!) Then they are divided into small groups and given a set of rhythm cards (printable in color and black & white) and asked to arrange them into their own composition. Students can transcribe their composition on the included composition worksheet or choose an extra from the included list!

This product includes:

  • 24 rain themed rhythm cards (6 printable cards per page)
    * Color and Black & White
    * Standard and Stick Notation
    * Rhythm with Text and Rhythm Only
  • Simple Orff arrangement of the song 'Rain, Rain'
  • A teacher's guide
  • Sample lesson plan and teaching process
  • Printable composition worksheet (sample included)
  • Printable "Extras List" for student compositions worksheet


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Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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