Wild Things Book Based Rhythm Lesson for Elementary Music Quarter + Eighth Notes

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Becca's Music Room
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K - 2nd
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Looking for a fun way to practice quarter and eighth notes? This is a Google Slides music lesson that goes along with the book Where the Wild Things Are. Students will be able to move, play instruments (or clap), do body percussion, compose, and more!

In the Google Slides activity, students will do activities in the "wild rumpus". This includes a guided movement video, playing rhythms, composing, an Orff arrangement, sorting words by rhythm, and determining which instruments are best for a wild rumpus!

This digital music lesson practices quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rest. It's ideal for Kindergarten, first grade, and even second grade music lessons.

All rhythms are also included in stick notation.

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  • 37 Slides
  • Guided movement video to get the wiggles out
  • Rhythms to go along with the book Where the Wild Things Are
  • 2 rhythm composition slides
  • Orff arrangement for body percussion or instruments (rhythm sticks, maracas, drums, and castanets are featured, but you can do whatever you'd like!)
  • 5 slides to match rhythms and words
  • This or That: Choose which instrument is best for a wild rumpus!

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