A hilarious way to work on rhythm! Our Kapow! Rhythm Games can be used to test your wits with rapid-fire reveals or be used as a cumulative rhythm game.
In our studio, the favourite way to play is to turn all your cards face-down and choose one at random. Each card gets added on to an ever-lengthening rhythm worm which the player has to play, tap or say to complete their turn. If you pull a Kapow! card, you win ALL the cards from that round, and the worm starts over. The player with the most cards at the end wins!
In our studio , we use rhythm pads, drumsticks (and rubber duckies for rests!) to ramp up the fun, but the game can also be played with just the cards. The download includes a sheet of card backs, eight different rhythm sheets and a set of kapow! cards. Each rhythm appears in its symbolized form and in Kodály syllables.
Level Two includes rhythms that exist within the beat unit and in full beat counts, so are easier for young kids to feel and process - sixteenth & eighths, eighth-note triplets, half, dotted half and whole notes and rests (semiquaver & quaver combinations, triplet quavers, minims, dotted minims, semibreves notes and rests). Rhythms are colour-coded to assist in recognition for even your smallest musicians!
Use alone or mix & match with Kapow! Rhythm Cards Level 1.