Teach steady beat, rhythm, and meter with these whiteboard manipulatives. Show, touch, feel, and perform patterns of beats; patterns of quarters and 2-eighths; or patterns of stressed and unstressed beats to understand duple and triple meters. Great for pre-reading (left to right eye movement) and ear training activities, with students arranging the “heartbeats” of the patterns they hear played, then playing/clapping/singing/touching/conducting them.
Listen to familiar strong beat classics like "Elephants" from Carnival of the Animals and find the strong/weak beat patterns. Or sing familiar songs and let the children determine the rhythm pattern.
Add Music-Go-Rounds Stick Rhythms to show note patterns of the stress/unstress beats and begin to teach note values.
Set of 32: 16 large hearts (3") and 16 small hearts (2"), with downloadable Activity Guide, below.