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Clapping Elimination game. (I = same direction I-I = reverse  II-I = skip a student in that direction) Start clockwise.

In this excerpt, students demonstrate how to play the clapping game. The three rhythms that are used in this game are, Ta, Ti-Ti and Tika-Ti.

video of Orff Alligator Pie chant/mvt.    Chomp Chomp (steady beat w/alligator hands)  Green Grass..big blue sky (ostinato high low w/hands)  then Alligator rhyme w/motions to match words.

video of Orff Alligator Pie chant/mvt. Chomp Chomp (steady beat w/alligator hands) Green Grass.big blue sky (ostinato high low w/hands) then Alligator rhyme w/motions to match words.

One of the most contagiously funny group exercises that I guaranteed to warm your group up, and have them in fits of laughter, presented by Mark Collard / http://www.playmeo.com - the world's leading online resource of play & adventure-based learning activities.

One of the most contagiously funny group exercises that I guaranteed to warm your group up, and have them in fits of laughter, presented by Mark Collard.

My 3-5's did this with tennis balls and K-2 with scarves. Whole notes with scarves were a full circle with one arm going overhead, and half notes were passing around the body. Quarter notes we passed the scarf from hand-to-hand in front, and for Eighths we waved the scarf up and down. Great activity!

Tennis Balls Stars and Stripes Forever - I've got to try this activity! (Teaches whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes in a hands-on way.

Whole notes, half, quarters and eighths with Stars and Stripes and tennis balls- in canon! Modify this with scarves to show the different note durations

Stars and Stripes Forever - Tennis Balls in Round great use of tennis ball to show half note, quarter note and eighth note.

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