The teacher should play the patterns below on a drum or woodblock.
Mix the patterns up playing them in random order.
Students move to the pattern that was played, and when the teacher stops playing, freeze and make a statue shape.
The teacher should ask the students how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4?
The 5/4 pattern is given as an extra challenge for a strong class.
Have your students find something at home to use for instruments. In school, have them take out instruments.
Play an 8 beat pattern in the meters below. Have students echo.
Ask them how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4. (or 5)
2 Play Along with "Larghetto"
Do the play along to "Larghetto."
At the end ask the students to tell you how the beats were moving. In groups of 2, 3, or 4?
Create alternate movements for Zoom or in-person.
A section - swing arms back and forth, then circle around
B section - do body percussion: pat-pat, clap-clap, snap-snap, clap-clap
pat-pat, clap-clap, snap-snap, clap
Ask the students how the beats were grouped in the A section. (3)
Ask the students how the beats were grouped in the B section. (2)
Review the song. Play the game adapting as needed.
This is a chase game.
Adapt for Zoom or in-person: - choose two students who stand up
- sing the song (or in-person play the recording)
- give the 2 students a challenge. eg. 10 jumping jacks, touch toes and reach up 5 times, jump 20 times, 10 squats
- when they've completed the challenge they sit down.
- the first one finished is the winner.
In-person: If you can go outside, play this as a race game.
Sing the song, then race to a designated finish line.