This traditional Japanese folk song is great for teaching half notes and/or half rests!
Steady beat (2 different beat charts)
Melodic practice (Note: I do not usually practice melody with my younger kids, as this is really notated in an unusual Japanese scale using notes A-B-C-E-F (the "in" scale), but I have included the solfa as if it were in A minor, or as just notes on the staff without solfa to use at your disgretion)
Copy of the song
Some background behind the legend of Japanese cherry blossoms and suggested YouTube videos to watch/hear a koto playing this song.