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Continue the Rhythm

10 min1 participant

Let's play!

  1. Feel the bricks on the base plate. They are arranged in a rhythm.

  2. Pick bricks to continue the rhythm.

How to prepare

  • 1 base plate

  • 12 bricks or more

  • 1 bowl

Start a simple left to right pattern on the top left of the base plate with 4 bricks: i.e. one vertical brick - one horizontal - another vertical, one horizontal…

Place the rest of the bricks in the bowl.

Facilitation tips

  • Suggest setting the rhythm to music: e.g. a short sound for a vertical brick, a long sound for a horizontal one. Move your finger along the pattern and sing its song.

  • Change perspective: ask the child to start a new rhythm for you to complete.

Possible variations

  • Change the number of bricks.

  • Vary the pattern: space between the bricks; 2 bricks next to each other, 1 separate, 2 next to each other…; a mini tower of 2 bricks, 1 alone, a mini tower of 2…

Download & print

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Use numbers to show a rank, a position: Build a suite identical to a proposed ordered suite

Emotional

  • Listen and empathize

Creative

  • Reproduce and interpret a melodic and rhythmic model

Physical

  • Develop bilateral hand use

Social

  • Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps

Did you know?

  • Emotional, social, creative and physical skills are of equal value to cognitive skills; they must feature prominently in assessment.

  • This activity assists in development of the 5 holistic skills: cognitive, creative, emotional, physical and social.

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