101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children

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Gryphon House, Inc., 2004 - Education - 120 pages
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The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children. The activities bring music into the classroom and offer ways for children to participate in the music experience, using rhythm sticks, sand blocks, bells, shakers, and more! Children make the sound of the ocean waves using shakers, pretend to be a train using sand blocks, create a rainstorm with rhythm sticks and perform circus tricks with jingle bells. Plus, they learn to play the instruments along with their favorite songs. 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities is perfect for parents, early childhood teachers and music teachers who work with toddlers through age six.

Abigail Flesch Connors is an early-childhood music specialist. Her programs include singing, dance, rhythm instrument activities, literacy/music activities and listening games.

 

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I purchased this for my prek class and love it! Wonderful mini lesson plans to introduce students to instruments and how to handle them. The songs are fun and my class has been delighted with the music. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
7
Classroom Management Tips for Using Rhythm Instruments
10
Activities Using Rhythm Sticks
13
1 Rhythm Sticks Introduction
14
2 Different Ways to Play Sticks
15
4 Sticks Up and Down
16
5 The Sticks on the Bus
17
6 If Youre Happy and You Know It Tap Your Sticks
18
58 Little Jingle Mouse
54
60 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
55
62 Bells in Socks
56
64 Freeze Dance With Bells
57
66 Hickory Dickory Dock
58
67 Circus Tricks With Bells
59
69 Frere Jacques
60
70 All About Colors
61

8 Rainstorm Sticks
20
10 London Bridge Letters
21
11 We Are Tapping
22
13 Conducting Sticks
23
15 Everybody Count to Six
24
17 Old King Coles Sticks
25
19 The Tapper in the Dell
26
21 Dont Say Aint
27
23 Experiments With Sticks
28
25 Trot Gallop Freeze
29
27 Hot Cross Buns
31
29 The Spider Went Over the Spider Web
32
31 Jack and Jill
33
33 Tap Tap Tap Your Boat
34
Activities Using Shakers
35
34 Shakers Introduction
36
35 Different Ways to Play Shakers
37
37 Waltz of the Flowers
38
38 Wake Up Groundhog
39
40 This Is the Way We Clean the House
40
41 Wind Song
41
43 Stir Up My Soup
42
45 Shaker Square Dance
43
46 Digging Up a Hole
44
47 Little Baby
45
48 The Animals in the Jungle
46
49 Where Is Shaker?
47
50 Shaker Parade
48
52 Shakers Count to Ten
49
54 Im a Little Raindrop
50
Activities Using Jingle Bells
51
55 Jingle Bells Introduction
52
56 Different Ways to Play Bells
53
71 Nice and Warm
62
Activities Using Sand Blocks
63
72 Sand Blocks Introduction
64
73 The Train Is Coming
65
75 The Train Is Going Up the Hill
66
76 Engine Engine Number Nine
67
78 Happy Birthday ChaChaCha
68
79 In the Middle of the Night
69
80 Go Round and Round the Village
70
Activities Using Other Instruments
73
82 Cymbals Introduction
74
83 New Years Eve Countdown Cymbals
75
85 Introduction to the Drum
76
86 The Drum Came
77
88 All About the Triangle
78
90 Tambourine Walk
79
Rhythm Band Activities
81
91 Old MacDonalds Instruments
82
92 The Instruments on the Bus
83
94 Freeze Parade
84
95 RockaBye Baby
85
97 Shell Be Tapping Round the Mountain
86
98 Do You Know the Jingle Bells?
87
99 Conducting the Rhythm Band
88
100 Where Are the Sand Blocks?
89
101 Simon Says
90
Good Activities for Toddlers
91
Subject Index
93
Rhythm Instrument Activities for All the Seasons of the Year
95
Monthly Planning Pages for Rhythm Instrument Activities
99
Index
111
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Abigail Conners is an Early Childhood Music Specialist throughout the New Jersey area. Her programs include singing, dance, rhythm instrument activities, literacy/music activities, and listening games. This is her first book with Gryphon House.

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