Rhyme In Time

by Anne & David Ellsworth

Your youngest singers will enjoy rockin' and rollin' to the beat while learning to rhyme! We have provided examples of words that can be taught, but students can certainly come up with their own, too. These can be predetermined or improvised. For very young students, practice without the recording just clapping the beat. Go slowly at first. The idea is to put the word on beat 1 of each measure. Help them by using a visual cue if necessary. When they have it, do it with the music.

Older students might also get a kick out of this one. To make it challenging enough for them, have them come up with more difficult rhymes and/or have them speak every two beats instead of every four. That will keep them on their toes!

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.