What can you do with a mancala board, an empty egg carton and a handful of colored gemstones? Teach eighth notes (of course)!
Reader Rebecca Martin recently shared this wonderful hands-on idea with me… and it was too good not to pass on to all of you. 🙂
To introduce the concept of eighth notes, she guides students through an activity where they place colored gemstones in the wells of a mancala board or empty egg carton. This looks like a fabulous way to practice counting, or even rhythmic dication, too.
You can find detailed instructions on the activity Rebecca’s blog at composermom.com. Thanks for the inspiration, Rebecca!!