Submitted by Paula Bettis, Hot Springs, Arizona

Idea posted April 19, 2004

I've been using "Hip Hop Bunny" (from Music K-8, Vol. 14, No. 4) for an instrumental activity and a game.  I teach the kids the pattern:

clap, clap, clap,

hands up,

hands left,

hands right,

hands left,

hands right,

repeat until song is over.

Claps are quarter notes; other movements are quarter rests. We transferred to drums and rhythm instruments. When everyone got that figured out, I started calling "switch" occasionally, and the kids switched their instruments counterclockwise to the next person.

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