Rhythm Instrument Fun

Themes and Variations


A collection of activities to get preschool - Grade 5 children playing, listening, creating and reading music using non-pitched percussion instruments. Songs are included to teach instrument rules and classroom management when playing instruments.
Younger students will love the simple play alongs, and older students will enjoy relative note value activities with instruments (or tennis balls) and stick rhythms. Suggestions and reproducibles are included for assessment activities, and the recording (included) has both performance and accompaniment tracks.  Written by Denise Gagne.

Materials Included

In the printed product:
- Printed Book / Enhanced CD
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
In the download edition:
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF

In the CD product:
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book with an enhanced download you will also receive a download version of the book. This product no longer comes with a CD instead the CD's contents will be delivered through a link that will be emailed to you after your purchase.  When you order a print book you will also receive a download edition at no extra charge. You can use the download materials as a reference right away and will receive the print book in a few days.

 Songs Included: 

Let’s Get Started! 
- Play and Stop 
- Let’s Play Instruments 
- Play and Play and Stop 
- Ways to Play Instruments 
- Instrument Rules 
- Simon Says 
- Beat and Name Chants 
- Introducing Instrument Families 
- How to Play Rhythm Instruments 

Play and Sing 
- If You’re Happy 
- Let Everyone Play Sticks 

Instrument Families 
- Play, Play, Play Along 
- Play Along K-3 
- Sticks are Tapping 

Listening Activities
- Who is Tapping? 
- What am I Tapping On? 
- What is in the Shakers? 
- Guess the Instrument 

Play Along 
- Play Along with Bach 
- Play Along with Handel 
- Play Along with Mozart 
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Rhythm Band, Scarves

Relative Note Values
- Relative Note Values-Large Notes
- St. Anne's Reels
- Surfin Rock
- Ramsey St. Blues
Note Switch Activities
- Piano Roll 
- Stick Notes

Stories - Add Sound Effects 
- Mortimer 
- Mmm Cookies
- Rain Rain Story
- Mr. Frog Story
- Bell Horses Story

Create and Play
- Copy What I'm Going to Play 
- Improvise and Copycat Game 
- Question and Answer 
- Hey! Hey! Rondo

- Rhythm Instrument Matching 
- Name the Instrument
- Which Instrument Did I Hear?
- Instrument Family Matching
- Rhythm Instrument Families


Audio: Play, Play, Play Along
Audio: Play and Stop
Audio: Let's Play Instruments
Audio: Let Everyone Play Sticks
Audio: St Anne's Reel
Audio: Surfin' Rock
Audio: Rain, Rain
Book: Rhythm Instrument Fun
Projectable: Rhythm Instrument Fun