So, I created some activities to go with the Beatles' "Birthday" song. Essentially, it's a rhythm reading exercise but I also incorporated counting measures (exciting, really. I know- but it's a musical skill that musicians need when playing or singing in an ensemble). So, as the song is played the kiddos see slides such as the following:
These two slides are used for counting measure of rest:
Then the students read patterns in the 4 beats between the singing of the "chorus":
This is a different way of counting measures and is also a free dance time during the song:
This is a different section, the part that goes "I would like you to dance.."
And the ending:
You can find multiple rhythms to use with this by clicking here.
Have a GREAT Tuesday!