Love and rhythm are in the air in first grade! My first graders are reading and practicing ta, ti-ti and rest so I created a "Cupid's Arrow Game" for them that we use as a whole class, but they work in groups of three.
Here's how we play:
First there are the cards and "arrows":
I laminate my cards and the darts have enough suction to actually lift the card, like so:
Each group gets a set of 12 cards, each of which contain the same rhythm patterns.
They set them out so that all the members of their group can see them. The cards are also numbered so that after I've clapped the patter a couple times I give them answer so they can check their work. Each student is "armed" with a dart that they will use to hopefully "shoot" the card with the rhythm that matches the pattern they hear. I clasp the pattern and they look for it:
I've made many leveled sets of these, that you can find at my TpT store. Sets were made for the following concepts:
I hope you all are staying warm, it's FREEZING here in Colorado!!!