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This is a music rhythm filler activity


Music, Other  


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  

Title – Stump the Student
By – Lynn
Primary Subject – Music
Secondary Subject – Other
Grade Level – K-6

This is a great rhythm activity when there is a little time left and you don’t want to move on to the next unit yet. I learned it from my cooperating teacher when I was a student teacher.

I give a drum to a student chosen from my seating chart and I also have a drum. I play a rhythm on my drum and the student with the other drum has to play that same rhythm back to me. They get a point for every rhythm they get correct and the rest of the class has to help me keep up with the points. If the student plays the rhythm incorrectly, I have stumped them and we go on to the next student. The student with the most points by the end of class gets a prize (usually a sticker). I always start with an easy rhythm like 4 quarter notes and each rhythm gets gradually harder as I go on. The kids love this game and it can be used as a reward for a good day.

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