This fun activity is an Orff arrangement and rhythm composition for first or second grade. It is a group project I use at the beginning of second grade to review quarter note, two eighth notes, and quarter rest using adorable teddy bear 2 beat rhythms.
First students learn a simple arrangement of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear on the barred instruments. 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 worksheet or choose an extension from the included list!
Included in the pack are:
*24 teddy bear 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 'Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear'
*A teacher's guide
*Sample lesson plan and teaching process
*Printable composition worksheet (sample included)
*Printable extensions for student compositions worksheet