1 Poison Rhythm in 3/4
- play poison rhythm!
In this lesson you will:
Optional: Use the worksheet or save paper and ink by using what you have already!
Illustrate your favourite verse in the song.
What makes the verse in your drawing your favourite?
There's a new rhythm in this song.
After the word garden, there's an 8th rest and an 8th note.
You could call the 8th rest "s" and the 8th note "ti"
Together, the 8th rest and note are one beat.
- watch how the kids play the game
Adapt for In-Person: If you can't have kids touching, use sticks or half of a pool noodle to form the bridges.
Zoom: Create body percussion or a desk drumming routine to accompany the song instead of playing the game. A sample body percussion is given below.
To teach the body percussion:
1. Teach and practice patting the 1st line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for just line one.
2. Teach and practice patting the 2nd line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for lines 1-2. Leave out the 8th note at the end of line 2.
3. Teach and practice patting the 3rd line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for lines 1-2-3.
4. Teach and practice patting the 4th line. Sing the song, doing the body percussion for lines 1-2-3-4
5. Try the whole song, just using body percussion.
Extensions: Substitute instruments for the body percussion!
There are 9 activities in this set.
The worksheet that follows aligns to Activity 6 or 8
Choose from the activities available:
1. Sing and point to the beat
2. Interactive beat chart - "turn off" some of the beats and have the children sing those beats "in their head." Develops inner hearing or audiation.
3. Clap the words (the rhythm of the song)
4. Beat Rhythm switch game (Beat - step beat, Rhythm - clap words)
5. Is it beat or rhythm? (assess)
6. How many sounds do you hear? (figure out the rhythm)
7. Create a new rhythm
8. Rhythm Sort
9. Rhythm Erase
Optional: Complete a rhythm writing worksheet for this song.
A printable version of this is in supporting resources