First, I put together a PowerPoint that introduces the difference between Beat and Rhythm:
Then, to reinforce this concept I made a fun manipulative to use either for full classroom practice or for small group activities:
Now that my students are recognizing the difference between beat and rhythm they get to learn about ta & ti-ti with this powerpoint:
And another fun manipulative to reinforce this concept of matching picture rhythms with music notation:
Finally, I put together a bunch of breakfast foods for students to sort as Ta's or Ti-Ti's. This also comes with a composition worksheet for 1st graders to create their own breakfast food raps:
Along with the breakfast food rhythms and compositions, I created a Halloween version of this same file. As a special Freebie Friday I am offering this file completely free on my Teachers Pay Teachers Site. I definitely think this is a great file and has several fun activities you can use with your young students. Find the file by clicking on any of the pictures below and downloading it from my Teachers Pay Teachers store!