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Hi, I am doing my bachelor in education in Costa Rica, and I wonder if any one can help me with an activity using beat to teach the parts of the body, sense is an activity for a 2nd grade english class using music to teach the contents and the sense of rhythm Im having problems, mostly for the beat or rhythm part (in spanish is "pulso"). I hope I express my self in the right way...

Nov 10, 2014 1:55am

How can I create an activity to teach the parts of the body using beat or rhythm...

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    • Nov 18, 2014 4:58pm

      Hi, Rachel! There is a popular song called "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" that you may want to consider using. It teaches some parts of the body including the head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. Usually when you sing the song, you touch the part of the body that you are singing about so it is also a way to get kids active. There are many different versions online like this one on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eueDYPTIg Of course once you have learned the song you can sing it without music, it is especially fun to increase the rhythm with the kids so that they're singing and moving faster and faster. I hope that helps!