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Rollin’ Rhythms Worksheet Activity

I have a new Printable to share today:

I was inspired to create this set of worksheets after I saw a math worksheet on Pinterest that involved rolling the dice, recording what was rolled, and adding up the numbers.  Here’s a musical version!  I used this worksheet with my homeschool music class last week, and they really enjoyed it.

You’ll just need to create a rhythm die using a wooden cube or foam cube.  Students are instructed to roll the die, write down what they roll, and build measures.  If the note they roll is too big to fit in the measure they are working on, they must re-roll until the right one is rolled.  When each line is complete, students can clap and count the rhythm to see how it sounds.

The pdf contains 4 worksheets:

  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time (2-measure examples)
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time (3-measure examples)
  • 3/8 and 6/8 time (2-measure examples)
  • 3/8 and 6/8 time (3-measure examples)

To download, visit the Printables > Worksheets page and scroll down to the R’s for “Rollin’ Rhythms worksheet activity.”  Full instructions are included in the pdf.

Speaking of the Printables page, I’ve been giving it a makeover!  I discovered that the description boxes for each file allow for html code, so I’ve been adding preview photos.  A picture speaks a thousand words, right? I think it should be much easier now to browse the downloads available over there.  :)  I have also combined some of the individual worksheets into sets if they are related (for example, the theory review tests are now all in one pdf).

3 thoughts on “Rollin’ Rhythms Worksheet Activity”

  1. GREAT idea!! This is a perfect game for kids just learning about measures, time signatures, etc. and great for kids who need review, too! Thanks for sharing!

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