Rain, Rain: a guided lesson for Orff instruments - music lesson - mallets

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 17 reviews
17 Ratings
The Yellow Brick Road
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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This just makes my life so much easier - to have a complete lesson plan so thoughtfully prepared. Thank you!
This resource is beautifully designed, easy to use and highly engaging for students. It was an excellent addition to my repertoire!


Rain, Rain is a guided lesson using Orff instruments. This interactive presentation guides elementary music students through vocal explorations, speaking rhythms, playing body percussion, singing, mallet warm-ups, and play-alongs for the song Rain, Rain. This carefully sequenced lesson is perfect for teachers who are less confident with teaching instruments or who want an easy step-by-step guide for teaching Rain, Rain.

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⚠️ Available in Google Slides & PowerPoint ⚠️


  • Clickable table of contents
  • vocal exploration slides
  • slide that guides students in speaking the rhythm of Rain, Rain
  • slide that guides students in using body percussion with the rhythm of Rain, Rain (with audio)
  • slide with iconic notation for students to sing Rain, Rain
  • 5 mallet warm-up slides with technique tips, steady beat practice, rhythm practice, interactive audio, and interactive video
  • 3 slides with audio for students to playalong with their own instruments
  • 1 slide with extension activity ideas
  • standard notation of Rain, Rain
  • colored notation for use with pitched percussion tubes or hand chimes
  • Instructions for use

Why Your Students and You Will Love This Resource

  • Careful sequencing means an easy lesson with little to no prep
  • Students will love matching their voices to the raindrops
  • Students will feel confident with all the mallet practice they receive before their mallet touches the instrument
  • You will love their "aha" moment when they see how easy it is to play their instruments
  • You can easily use this same lesson with Boomwhackers™

Copyright (c) 2014 Jennifer Hibbard | The Yellow Brick Road.

All rights reserved by author.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

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