Give your students a fun way to practice notating and performing rhythms with spider rhythm spinners Halloween composition activity! They are perfect for individual or group use, and they are a terrific way for your students to work on the number of beats in a measure. Great for piano lessons, music centers, music camps, the elementary music classroom, and more.
What is included in this Halloween composition activity?
- Full color pages
- Six spider spinners
- Four notations sheets
- Blank spinners that you can complete to suit your students’ current needs.
- Plastic spinners are not included, but I use these plastic spinners and they work beautifully with card stock. Paperclips spun around a pencil tip, and fidget spinners work great too! (affiliate link)
Using these rhythm spinners in group piano or music class
- Each group needs only one spinner page (plastic spinners must be purchased separately).
- Each person in the group needs his own notation page.
- A variety of time signatures is included, as well as a page without time signatures.
- The students take turns spinning the spinner, then notating the rhythm onto their notation sheet.
- After the rhythms have been notated, the students take turns performing their rhythms for their peers.
- To sum up, students Spin, Notate, and Perform!
Using these rhythm spinners in private piano lessons
- Student needs one spinner page and one notation sheet.
- The student spins the spinner, notates the rhythm, and the performs the completed rhythm for the teacher.
Using the rhythm spinners as a Halloween composition activity
- After students create their rhythm patterns, use the rhythms to create a truly unique and special piece of sheet music!
- Click here to learn how my students turned their rhythm patterns into a fun piece of sheet music!
- Students should be creative when performing!
- Marching, tapping, snapping, performing in the style of the Cup Game, using Boomwhackers, classroom percussion instruments, the piano, and playing a clapping game are only a few of the many ways students can move to their newly created rhythm patterns.
- Most importantly, have fun!