Based off the hit Windows 3.11 game we all knew and loved, Rhythm Sweeper is a progressive game where one slip can end you up on the dreaded mine!
This will have your kids reading and mastering rhythms in NO TIME!
Students will see a grid of 40 squares on the home page. Each square contains either a link to a rhythm.... or a mine :)
I select one student at a time to pick a number. I'll then click on the number and it'll advance to the designated slide. If it's a rhythm, we add that rhythm to the Building Board on the home page. The teacher will click "Back to Game and Building Board" and put the rhythm they just received on the board.
As for the rhythms they earned, you can cut out rhythms, write them in dry erase, or have a student keep tabs on the side.
Students will now say, sing, or play the rhythm back. Then we repeat! See how it gets progressive? ;)
...until the mine!
There are 5 mines in each game, and once the mine is hit, it's GAME OVER! At the end, you can tally up how many beats the class amassed (which is great if you can allow student to add it up as the game has half, quarter, and pairs of eighth notes). Compete against other classes, or themselves!
There are 10 files in the pack and each one is completely different (all the rhythms are mixed up and of course, so are the mines)
Have fun with this! I keep lively music in the background and have the kids on lummi sticks to play the rhythms back. Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment!