Songs and Activities to Teach Ti-Tika

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Need songs, activities, and ideas for teaching ti-tika (1 eighth/ 2 sixteenth notes)? This comprehensive 110-page product includes:

*Five folk songs for teaching ti-tika, with notation, game/dance directions, and additional verses ("The Car Song," "Ida Red," "El Reloj," "J'entends le moulin," and "Fire in the mountain")
*Lesson for the book "Tikki Tikki Tembo," by Arlene Mosel
*Ti-tika learning center directions, including a "Be a composer" worksheet for one of the stations
*Ti-tika memory match game (8 pairs/ 16 cards with directions)
*Information about how to make beat/rhythm and stop/go signs
*Rhythmic flashcards for ti-tika:
Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. The flashcard set comes with 14 rhythmic patterns; with most of the patterns being commonly found in folk songs. The patterns are first written with noteheads, and then in stick notation (without noteheads). The flashcards can be used for reading practice, composition, instrument playing, transitions, and more!
*Lesson plan for presenting ti-tika (35 minutes long)
*Listening lesson and PDF slideshow for Bizet's "Toreador": Includes process for listening lesson, with two days of mini-lessons and extension ideas, and a PDF that can be viewed like a slideshow by going to "view," then "full screen" (Please note, the PDF also included in my Composer of the Month: Bizet set.
*Directions on how to do paper plate improvisation activity, accompanied by rubric
*Rhythm manipulatives, with directions on how to use
*Strategies to prepare and practice ti-tika, physically, visually, and aurally
*Musical Math Powerpoint
*Paper airplane game:
Students use a squishy ball, koosh ball, or their finger to choose a paper airplane, then read that pattern, using ti-tika, tika-tika, ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest
*SMART Board File for creating fruit rhythmic patterns
*SMART Board Spinner File for the game "Ida Red"
*Lyrics files for "Ida Red," "The Car Song," and "El Reloj,"
with fun, colorful graphics, for students to read additional verses
*Ti-tika pre- and post-test, with answer key
*Ti-tika graphic organizer, with answer key

If you use alternate rhythm names, such as "ti-tiri," "du" and "du-day," you can still use all of the files, as the rhythm names aren't specified within the files.

Please note that the SMART notebook files can be viewed without having the software, for free, by opening them at

Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know sixteenth notes, half notes, eighth notes, quarter note, and quarter rest (tika-tika, two, ti-ti, ta, and rest) prior to this unit.

You can purchase this set as part of my Ti-Tika Mega-Set. You can also purchase this set at a discount with my Second and Third Grade Music Mega-Set.

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Ti-tika, Ti-tiri, Tika-tika, tiri-tiri, sixteenth notes, ta, ti-ti, Kodaly, Orff, music, music education, quarter note, eighth notes, learning centers, quarter rest, rest
Total Pages
110 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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