The smell of fall is in the air and that can only mean one thing -- COLLEGE FOOTBALL!
Identify rhythms in proper nouns with this fun activity. Students will see a college football team and their corresponding mascot and given a set of blank beats that go with their team. Have the students identify the syllables in the team name and match it to rhythm! Most are eighth and quarter note rhythms, but some have eighth note triplets in there.
For a competitive activity, I have kids all have a bag of cards and lay them on the floor and have tap lights for when they are ready to answer. I typically give 7 points for a touchdown if the kids get it correct before anyone else -- or you can award the first three kids who get it right, or however you wish. You can also play it as an assessment and have kids work individual or in teams
There's a powerpoint and PDF included in this package. You have 20 teams to go through and can last up to 30-45 minutes depending on what pace you go in the activity.
Have a great time and GO.... anyone know which my team is? ;)