See Saw Orff Arrangement and Rhythm Composition

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Cori Bloom
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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48 pages
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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 playground 2 beat rhythms.

First, students learn a simple arrangement of See-Saw 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:

  • 18 playground 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 'See-Saw'
  • A teacher's guide
  • Sample lesson plan and teaching process
  • Printable composition worksheet (sample included)
  • Printable "Extras List" for student compositions worksheet


More Orff Arrangments & Composition Lesson Plans:
Teddy Bear
Rain, Rain


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Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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