Now when I had music in grade school--we learned rhythms with tas and ti-tis. For little children, I prefer to do fruit rhythms.
quarter note: plum
eighth note: apple
half note: lemon
I cut out the fruit and let Emily make her own patterns and rhythms.
This is what she came up with!
Now she claps the rhythm. For lemon--she claps once on lem, then with her hands kept together she finishes by saying on.
She loves this game!
Here she goes again. I think she is on lemon--a clap and then a hold.
I think this could easily be put into a math lesson--trying to teach children about patterns.
You can download the fruit rhythms and their respective notes from my google drive.
Or if you want just sheets of the apples, plums, and lemons to create your own fruit rhythms go here.