I am so sorry for the lack of updates recently. Lots of other things have been taking my time, and new posts got put on the back burner for awhile.
This is a fun rhythm activity that I made up for one of my school classes. The children practiced clapping the rhythms together. After they had mastered them, each student recieved their own candy bar rhythm sheets. They cut apart the cards, and glued them in whatever order they wished on a large sheet of construction paper. Students them performed their rhythms for each other. They then got to choose a candy bar to eat after the performances. I have a sneaky suspicion that was their favorite part of the lesson.
As an extension activity, students could turn add notes to their candy bar rhythms. They could be assigned to do so in middle C posision, or in a particular pentascale or scale that they are working in. Older students could then add chords to their melodies. The possibilities are endless!