This fun rhythm composition activity that will spice up your music lessons! Students can create their own 4 beat Pirate themed rhythm using rhythm based characters and objects from the ballet. They can practice saying their rhythm while keeping a steady beat. Use as a full group activity or in centers!
11 slides of pirate objects to teach rhythms, one per slide (on each slide are the picture, words, and music notation) in regular notation
11 slides of pirate characters/objects to teach rhythms, one per slide (on each slide are the picture, words, and music notation) in stick notation
How to use composition kits slide
Beginner rhythm composition kit (quarter note, eighth notes, and half note) in color & black and white with options for regular and stick notation
Advanced composition kit (quarter note, eighth notes, half note, eighth quarter eighth notes, four sixteenth notes, eighth two sixteenth notes, and two sixteenth eighth notes) in color & black and white with options for regular and stick notation
quarter note: hat, map, sword
eighth notes: island, pirate, palm tree
half note: ship (said over two beats)
sixteenth notes: talking parrot
eighth and two sixteenth notes: Argh! Matey!
two sixteenth and eighth notes: treasure chest
eighth quarter eighth: sailing ship