|Lego Rhythm Construction Game|
What you need:
Legos of varying sizes to represent note values (I used eighth notes up to whole notes. The long legos used on the base represent 1 measure in 4/4 time.)
Rhythm Cards. I used these large rhythm card sets from Layton Music.
Object of the Game: Be the first to construct lego rhythm blocks to accurately represent the rhythm on each rhythm card
How to Play:
To prep for the game I divided students into 2 equal teams and had them race to sort their bags of legos into piles according to size. Give each team the same # of rhythm cards & long lego bases to construct their rhythms on. (I used 5 per team w/ varying degrees of difficulty). Challenge: The winning team must then take turns clapping and counting aloud the rhythms they have built to win.
Variation: After building the lego rhythms, mix them up and have students match up the lego measures with the correct rhythm cards.