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Musical Elements

  • Soft Toys and Rhythm - A set of ideas for using soft toys to help develop rhythm.
  • Tea Coffee Coffee Tea - This is an excellent way of introducing children to the concept of rhythm. There are lots of different activities (with lots of variations) all based on Tea and Coffee!
  • Tea Coffee Microsoft Powerpoint Document - A useful Powerpoint presentation, which introduces children to the concepts of crotchets and quavers. Contributed by Gary Hughes.
  • Rhythmic Patterns - A fun group activity in which children play different rhythmic patterns, and then make up their own.
  • Pass a Rhythm - A simple game which develops children's sense of rhythm.
  • The Rhythm Machine - An enjoyable, collaborative activity to help children create and listen to different rhythms.
  • The Dinner Train - An exciting song, involving various types of food, all sun in the style of a train!
  • The Sound Rap - Introduce rhythm to your children using this wonderful technique.
  • Rhythm Pipes - Use a cheap material to develop children's awareness of rhythm.
  • The Magician's Hat - A brilliant way of getting children involved in music lessons.
  • Conductor - A fun activity which reinforces the children's knowledge of pitch and dynamics.
  • High, Low and Middle - A fun game to encourage children to listen carefully to pitch.
  • First you make your fingers click... - A very simple song which you can teach the children, with a number of variations. Includes Song, Words, Score and Activities.
  • The Clapping Game - A great game which encourages careful listening and repetition of rhythm patterns.
  • Don't Clap This One Back - A fun game which can be used in music lessons, or as a learning break between subjects.
  • Body Percussion - A fun activity which requires concentration and co-ordination.
  • Hunt the Object - A fun activity which reinforce the children's knowledge of pitch and dynamics.
  • Musical Elements Song - A fantastic song to help children remember the musical elements.
  • Animal Magic Plans Word Document - A complete set of plans for teaching the QCA Unit 3A. Contributed by Gaynor Hart.
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