For 1st and 2nd grade, I am going to attempt combining rhythms, scissors, glue and markers! Here's the premise.
I love using word rhythms. It seems as if everyone "gets it" when we talk about rhythm that way. In first grade, we are going to use word rhythms to create our own Thanksgiving dinner. We will discuss all the rhythms, color the pictures, cut them out and glue them to our plate.
In 2nd grade, we are using word rhythms to create a scene for the First Thanksgiving. I am showing a great video explaining the occasion and we are singing Pilgrims from Music K-8. Then they will complete this sheet by writing in the correct rhythms, coloring, cutting and gluing to create their scene. (I tried to scale the pictures as much as possible.)