Food Rhythms

Kids note the rhythm of 12 words and then list each word in the appropriate box on a worksheet.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Follow up the worksheet activity by asking class members to tap out the rhythm of familiar nursery rhymes and songs and then to represent the rhythm with notes
  • For music instruction, use the activity as an exercise in whole, half, and quarter notes
Pros
  • Color-coded notes indicate the duration of each syllable
  • Two, three, and four syllable words are included in the list
Cons
  • Some explanation of musical notation is required but not included