Rhythm Cards and Beginning Rhythm Giveaway - Teaching Children Music

Rhythm Cards and Beginning Rhythm Giveaway

Games for Rhythm Cards

Rhythm cards are a great way to warm up any music session.  Students sight-read rhythms created by mixing and matching the cards and either clapping the rhythms, saying them with rhythm solfege ("Ta, Ta, Sh, Ta"), or playing them on a simple percussion instrument.  Here are a few games you can play to make the process even more fun;

"Which one doesn't belong?"  Place four rhythm cards down in a row and play all four measures, changing one beat.  Have the student identify the card where the beat changed.

"What's your rhythm?"  Play a classroom circle game where each student gets their own measure card and must recognize when another player says their rhythm and then correctly say another student's rhythm or be "out".

"Which one?"  Place a few cards out and play one of them.  Ask a student to identify which one you played.  Very young students can choose between two cards, more advanced with five or six.

"Fill in the blanks."​  Show the rhythm of the line of a song, except for one measure.  Show a few measure cards, including one that has the rhythm of that measure.  Sing the line and let students figure out which card will complete the rhythm.

"Be the Composer."  Let students arrange cards in any order and then play the rhythm together.  They can also make two rows and create a duet.

Enter to win a set of Rhythm Cards and Beginning Rhythm

Our giveaway this week is a homemade set of fifty 4/4 measure cards printed on cardstock and laminated for heavy use.  Also a digital copy of our best-selling product, "Beginning Rhythm".  This digital product includes printables in 4/4 time, 3/4 time, and 6/8 time, Rhythm Bingo compatible with the 4/4 cards, nursery rhyme rhythm worksheets, and our classic beginning rhythm course.  The giveaway ends Monday night, September 19th.  Save 25% of Beginning Rhythm with coupon code "rhythm" through the 20th.

Discussion 8 comments

KIMBERLY SAVAGE - September 10, 2016 Reply

Memory Music matching game. This would be great to assist my daughter with learning rhythms.

Lana Simanovicki - September 10, 2016 Reply

My son loves music he would enjoythis

Megan Ambrose - September 10, 2016 Reply

My 1st grade students LOVE “The Old Grey Cat”. Three years later they are still asking to play it as 4th graders!!

Jocelyn A. - September 10, 2016 Reply

I’d love to win this for my daughter that has been teaching piano from about a year. 🙂

Ms.Sue - September 10, 2016 Reply

Rhythm cards are a fun way to teach and challenge my kindergarten children. Making them a part of each class and using different percussion instruments keeps their interest and little do they know how much they improve. We also add animal sounds as we tap the beat. A cow. …..moo moo moomoo moo. Bee bee bumble bee…..Happy Music Time with Ms. Sue.
Thanks to your newsletter and all the resources you provide.

imkhouw - September 10, 2016 Reply

I like to win because my students love rhythm games, and these cards are wonderful.

Anonymous - September 17, 2016 Reply

I like hand clapping games. I’d like to win this for my grandson; he is interested in music.

    Nicole Sender - September 17, 2016 Reply

    did not post my name!

Leave a Reply: