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ACTIVITY #2

Assist your child to create a rap song using different examples from home. This activity will strengthen concepts of rhyming and rhythmic awareness.

Materials

  • Materials
  • Blank index cards
  • Pencil and crayons

Activity

Help your child identify a funny story in his life. Then, encourage him/her to write a short story with a funny ending, made up words, and lots of details to tell. Make it as silly and crazy as you can to generate enthusiasm. Then, identify “key words” that will help with the rhyming pattern. Next, establish the beat that will accompany the rap or story (e.g., da DUM da da DUM da da DUM da DUM).

Take it Further

Rapping can be used to promote many ideas or make music listening more interesting. Help define the role powerful words have in conveying a message. Then, encourage your child to write a short story for performance.


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