A collection of activities to get preschool - Grade 5 children playing, listening, creating, and reading music while using non-pitched percussion instruments. Songs are included to teach instrument rules and classroom management. Suggestions and reproducibles are included for assessment activities. Younger students will love the simple play alongs, and older students will enjoy relative note value activities with instruments (or tennis balls) and stick rhythms.
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Table of Contents:
Let’s Get Started! 1. Play and Stop 2. Let’s Play Instruments 3. Play and Play and Stop 4. Ways to Play Instruments 5. Instrument Rules 5a. Simon Says 6. Beat and Name Chants - Introducing Instrument Families - How to Play Rhythm Instruments
Play and Sing 7. If You’re Happy 8. Let Everyone Play Sticks
Instrument Families 9. Play, Play, Play Along 9a. Play Along K-3 10. Sticks are Tapping Listening Activities 11a. Who is Tapping? 11b. What am I Tapping On? 11c. What is in the Shakers? 11d. Guess the Instrument
Play Along 12. Play Along with Bach 13. Play Along with Handel 14. Play Along with Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Rhythm Band, Scarves
Relative Note Values 14. Relative Note Values-Large Notes 15. St. Anne's Reels 16. Surfin Rock 17. Ramsey St. Blues
Note Switch Activities 18. Piano Roll - Stick Notes
Stories - Add Sound Effects 19. Mortimer 20. Mmm Cookies 21. Rain Rain Story 22. Mr. Frog Story 23. Bell Horses Story
Create and Play 24. Copy What I'm Going to Play 25. Improvise and Copycat Game 26. Question and Answer 27. Hey! Hey! Rondo
Worksheets/Assessment 28. Rhythm Instrument Matching 29. Name the Instrument 30. Which Instrument Did I Hear? 31. Instrument Family Matching