Songs and Activities to Teach Tika-Ti

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Aileen Miracle
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Need ideas, songs, and lessons for teaching tika-ti or tiri-ti (2 sixteenth/ 1 eighth)? This 103-page product includes:

*Five folk songs for teaching tika-ti, with notation and game/dance directions ("Ida Red," "Bubblegum in a dish," "Sandy's Mill," "Hogs in the Cornfield," "Lachen, Lachen")
*Lesson for the book "Rap a tap tap"
*Tika-ti learning center directions
*"Be a composer" worksheet
*Tika-ti memory match game
(8 pairs/ 16 cards with directions)
*Rhythm flashcards for tika-ti: 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 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 tika-ti (35 minutes long)
*Listening lesson and slideshow with colorful visuals for Bach's "Musette" (3 mini-lessons)
*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 tika-ti, physically, visually, and aurally
*Musical Math Powerpoint (make sure to view in slideshow mode!)
*"Bubblegum in a dish" slideshow, including lyrics, lyrics written on bubblegum icons, preparatory rhythm written on bubblegum icons, and rhythm with tika-ti written on bubblegum icons. Also includes rhythm reading chart with candy icons with directions on how to use
*Mystery Song: Hogs in the Cornfield written in stick notation with barlines and meter
*Sandy's Mill rhythm: Students choose correct rhythm for beginning of song
*Slideshow with lyrics for several verses of "Ida Red"
*Paper airplane PDF for rhythm reading
, with tika-ti, ti-tika, half note, tika-tika, ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest patterns using a koosh ball or squishy ball
*SMART Board File for composing a B section to "Bubblegum in a dish," with candy icons. Suggestions for extensions included.
*SMART Board File with spinner for "Ida Red" game
*SMART Board File with Venn diagram for comparing tika-ti and ti-tika
*SMART Board File with rhythm manipulatives
*Tika-ti pre- and post-test,
with answer key
*Tika-ti graphic organizer, with answer key

Download the preview for more information. To view the PDF's like powerpoints, go to "view," and then "full screen mode."

If you don't have SMART notebook, you can view the SMART notebook files by opening them at

Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know 1 eighth/ 2 sixteenth, half notes, sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter note, and quarter rest (ti-tika, two, tika-tika, ti-ti, ta, and rest) prior to this unit. Files can be used regardless of rhythm syllables your students use (for example, if your students say "tiri-ti," they can still use all of the files.)

This set is also available at a discount with my Tika-Ti Mega-Set.

Looking for more rhythm materials? Check out these:
Songs and Activities to Teach Ti-Tika
Rhythm Road Trip {Tika-Tika}
Santa's Stuck {Rhythm Game for Tika-Ti}

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Tika-ti, Tiri-ti, Kodaly, Orff, music, music education, quarter note, eighth notes, learning centers, quarter rest, rest
Total Pages
103 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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