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Listen, Listen for a Clue


Language Arts, Music  


K, 1, 2, 3  

By – Nancy Kilpin

Do you have students who have a problem listening? This will quickly get their attention and they will be finding the beat of the rhyme as well as thinking about what they are supposed to be doing.


Activities and Procedure:

1, 2, 1, 2, Listen for a clue

Then you’ll know just what to do.


1, 2, 1, 2, Hands in the air when I say 2

1, 2, 1, 2, isn’t this easy and fun to do?


Now, let’s try some other tricks,

Clap your hands when I say six.

123, 456, 123, 456


Now, let’s count to number 7

Then find me a word that rhymes with “7”

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 rest.


You have done your very best, now sit down and take a rest.

Rest in music means quiet time.

While you’re resting, can you make up a rhyme?


(See how creative the students can be, and then start all over again. You may change the beat, and movements, and have many different rhythm patterns while you are counting so the students will be hearing the rhythms and the beat and they will be listening! Try it; you will have great fun with this!!)



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