Steal the Banana is a fun and competitive game for upper elementary and even middle school students to practice reading rhythms. This set was made with the intention to be used with older beginners. You could definitely use it with the little ones if you want to, but it is such a fun game, my recommendation it to save it for your upper elementary and middle school kids.
Two teams compete to collect the most bananas for their team, but watch out! The other team may steal your bananas!
This set includes game instructions as well as 18 cards that can be printed, cut in half and laminated for long term use. Each card contains a four beat rhythm pattern. A rhythm list is included for teacher use.
Hardest rhythm concept: syncopa
Other rhythmic concepts include: ta, titi, ta rest, half note, tiri-tiri, ti-tiri, tiri-ti
Ta rest is notated both using standard notation and "Z", just print the pages you need.
* This set can be used with any system for reading rhythms. All rhythms are notated using rhythm stick notation.
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Looking for similar games? Check out my "Steal the Bacon" sets below:
Steal the Bacon: ta rest
Steal the Bacon: half note
Steal the Bacon: tiri-tiri
Steal the Bacon: ti-tiri
Steal the Bacon: tiri-ti
Steal the Bacon: Syncopa
Steal the Bacon: tim-ri
Kodaly, Orff, rhythm game