Today’s post includes some beginning rhythm fun sheets continuing with the frog theme. I made these to help students learn rhythm note names. We can work on counting, meter, and keeping a steady beat at their lessons. In addition, I tried these sheets and the ones I posted Monday on an iPad with a 7-year-old, and they worked just fine, after I helped him figure out the best way to hold the stylus. So, while these print out well and don’t use too much ink, they will also work on your tablet.
Fun with Frogs – Beginning Rhythm
I promised my faithful UK readers a version with their rhythm vocabulary!
Frog Rhythm UK version
To those of you who can’t figure out how to use an iPad for these, I am here to help. But please send an email rather than leave a comment. Speaking of email, I discovered that all the emails that were sent from this site for the last few months went into my spam folder and were deleted. So if I never answered your question, please try again.
- Fun With Frogs on an iPad
Blackberry Sherbet Rhythm
When I was growing up, summers for me always meant going blackberry picking. We would wear long sleeves and gloves to keep the thorns from hurting and we would bring along all our dogs to “chase the snakes away.” The dogs must have done their job because I never saw a snake, and we were always deep in the woods. The best part that made it all worth while was blackberry pie. I wish I knew where I could pick wild blackberries in Texas because they really do make better pies than the cultivated ones!
I tried to draw a blackberry pie image for this worksheet but it didn’t look very much like summer, so I decided a cool, delicious blackberry sherbet would be fun.
Blackberry Sherbet Rhythm is a worksheet to review dotted quarter notes in 4 meter. It is a little different from the last one I posted where students only add bar lines. In order to be more age appropriate, this one also has students adding missing notes and time signatures. It is a good review for theory exams.
The best way to teach dotted quarter notes is to show how the dotted note equals 3 eighth notes tied together. It always needs an 8th note (or anything that equals an 8th note) to be complete in 4 meter. If students are having trouble, I get out my handy Rhythm Pizza and show them or even the Rhythm in the Grid printable. (These two are pretty old, so if you can’t download them, email me.) Then they need a lot of practice tapping and saying it. I use the Kodaly syllables “tum-ti” but there are many more.
On an older post I have links to all the Summer Treats material I’ve posted so far in case you want to bundle them all up. Here is the link.
My students are using the color version on my iPad. If you want to save ink, print one and put it in a clear sheet protector and use a dry erase marker. Store all the worksheets in a binder. I also included a black and white version if you need to save ink.
Candy Bar Lines
Here is another worksheet with the “Summer Treats” theme. This is for a student who has learned eighth notes and needs some reinforcement in counting. I also made a black and white version that students can color, but this time it’s on the second page of the file. If you are not sure how to print one page from a multi page PDF document, check out my FAQ for a tutorial.
I also have in my files some more add the bar lines worksheets with dotted notes and sixteenth notes that I will add when I have time.
On my worksheet post last week I have links to all the Summer Treats material I’ve posted so far. Here is the link. I also have a UK page.
I thought I’d give this a try on my iPad to show you how it looks.
Cherry Popsicles Funsheet
Cherry Popsicles Black & White
Does anyone remember a few years back when I posted some music worksheets with a “Summer Treats” theme? Well, I’ve always planned on adding more to that series, so here is a new one. This is for an average age beginner to learn some of the basics of piano. And I even made a black and white version that students can color.
I plan to add more to the Summer Treat set of worksheets, so check back. I found some in my files that I’ve never shared!
[Ed: Here are some I’ve made since this post.]
Blackberry Sherbet Dotted Quarter Notes
Candy Bar Lines (contains simple 8th notes)
The sheets I posted previously are for students who already know notes and rhythms. If you want to download them, I’m reposting them here for your convenience.
Summer Treats Note Story
Frozen Yogurt Rhythms
Snow Cone Signs and Symbols
For my UK friends. I also made some of these worksheets with UK terms and spelling. Here’s the link to my UK page.