Friday, May 10, 2013

Center: Rhythms of the Heart

This is one of my kindergarten centers. At this center, students create 4-beat rhythm patterns using sticks (for Ta's & Ti-Ti's) and pipe cleaners (for rest). I have strips of poster board with 4 hearts outlined on each - this is where they create their patterns. Once they have laid out the sticks and pipe cleaners on their heart beat sheet, they copy the rhythm pattern onto their worksheet (to help them practice writing music notes). They can also play their patterns on a non-pitched percussion instrument.

Click on the links below to download materials:
Rhythms of the Heart Poster
Rhythms of the Heart Worksheet

1 comment:

  1. Do the ti-ti sticks differ from the ta sticks, or do the students decide whether to put one (ta) or two (ti-ti) sticks in each heart? Thanks!