I invented another group game for our last group lesson utilizing materials I had on hand. The game gives students practice with visual, auditory and kinesthetic rhythm skills.
Rhythm Beat Boards (from pianimation.com)
Mitten Match or other set of matching rhythm cards (I printed mine fromsinganewsong.blogspot.com, but they are no longer available.)
How it Works:
Divide students into teams and give each team one of each rhythm card (so one team has the match to each of the other teams cards)
A member of team 1 claps and counts a rhythm card correctly. (1 point)
Team 2 consults as a team to correctly identify the rhythm card that their opponent clapped. (1 point)
Both teams build the rhythm on the beat board using beans, play dough or silly putty. (1 point)
Teams alternate roles and tally points based on the tasks they complete successfully.