Kodaly Inspired Classroom - 4 Beat Rhythm Blocks - such a fun manipulative to use in the elementary music room. Perfect for dictation, decoding rhythm patterns, composing new patterns, figuring out the rhythms of a song, music centers and more!
" Pull a stick from the jar, clap its rhythm. Pull another stick, clap both rhythms. If you pull the "busted" stick, you have to put all yours back. Kid with most at the end wins. Great for my Musical Stations.
Have you ever taught a music lesson and thought to yourself, “I wish I didn’t have to do so much pointing-at-the-sheet-music?” In working with young kids and children with special needs, the advantage of pointing to the music as we went was clear and I spent a lot of time arranging colored index cards, coloring black and white music, and then pointing my students through the piece.