a game to teach a quarter note and a quarter rest
My young students love this game. They never seem to tire of the opportunity of ”woofing”! For me it is a very sneaky way to teaching quarter rests.
Print 2 copies of pages 2 & 3 on card stock. Cut one page in three rows, the other in squares.
1.Start with just the 3 strips of dog cards, noting that where there is no dog, students must not say “woof”.
2. Add the 3 strips of rhythm cards, showing how they match.
3. Finally have the students, in turn, put down the dog picture squares and find the appropriate rhythm square to put underneath it. Then all read the completed puzzle.
For added fun many variations could be made with other animals saying oink, neigh, baa ...then put them all together! A noisy endeavour!
Duration: 10 minutes