Hand Drum lesson for book, "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb." Great for when our hand drums come in!

Hand Drum lesson for book, "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb." Great for when our hand drums come in!

DRUMS: Rat-a-tap-tap Rhythms with Reasons!  Lot's of great percussion songs and activities on this page

DRUMS: Rat-a-tap-tap Rhythms with Reasons! Lot's of great percussion songs and activities on this page

Rainbow Fish song.  Great book, maybe could compose a different melody to use on Orff instruments.

Rainbow Fish song. Great book, maybe could compose a different melody to use on Orff instruments.

Chop Chop Chippity Chop a fun Orff activity in 6/8 time.   #orff #solfege #FREE #music #education

Chop Chop Chippity Chop a fun Orff activity in 6/8 time. #orff #solfege #FREE #music #education

Introduce instruments and cards, teach Little Bo Peep, have one kid hide behind piano ("lost sheep") and play an instrument, rest of class picks the card that matches the timbre

Introduce instruments and cards, teach Little Bo Peep, have one kid hide behind piano ("lost sheep") and play an instrument, rest of class picks the card that matches the timbre


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I use this to start teaching note reading, and then turn it in to an awesome game where eventually students are playing flash card rhythms on their drums. :)

I use this to start teaching note reading, and then turn it in to an awesome game where eventually students are playing flash card rhythms on their drums. :)

Mrs. King's Music Room: Hear it! Clap it! Write it!-2nd Grade

Hear it! Clap it! Write it!-2nd Grade

List of different ways to use BWs in class: lots of rhythmic ways, not just "play a song."

List of different ways to use BWs in class: lots of rhythmic ways, not just "play a song."

Kindergarteners playing the Orff bells - cute game idea with 3 different colored hula hoops on the floor for different types of instruments. Students get to play and practice watching a "conductor".

Kindergarteners playing the Orff bells - cute game idea with 3 different colored hula hoops on the floor for different types of instruments. Students get to play and practice watching a "conductor".

Picture books with music and rhythm_Wonderful resources for the classroom, and lots of opportunities for interaction and re-enactment.

Picture books with music and rhythm_Wonderful resources for the classroom, and lots of opportunities for interaction and re-enactment.

partner game "sarasponda" with rhythm sticks. these guys don't change tempo but it would be fun to see the chaos that would ensue if you did...

partner game "sarasponda" with rhythm sticks. these guys don't change tempo but it would be fun to see the chaos that would ensue if you did...

William Tell Overture with rhythm sticks (form).  I wish you could hear the rhythm sticks, but it is a good way to teach about form, since they do different things for the different parts of the form and you can see when parts come back.

William Tell Overture with rhythm sticks (form). I wish you could hear the rhythm sticks, but it is a good way to teach about form, since they do different things for the different parts of the form and you can see when parts come back.

Oooooh!  My!!!  Goodness!  Totally doing this!  They will love it!!!  Dum Dum Song....I'm totally teaching this to my 4th grade chorus!!!

Oooooh! My!!! Goodness! Totally doing this! They will love it!!! Dum Dum Song....I'm totally teaching this to my 4th grade chorus!!!

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