Rest Stop

Pattern 40, use the Start/Stop button to create rest stops.

Activity Instructions:

Explain to children that in music, the places where we don’t sing or play in the song are called rests.

We are going to play the rest stop game. When the music is playing, they can dance and move.

When the music rests – when there is no sound but silence instead of music – the children need to stop.

Use a free session pattern on the keyboard, or any favorite song, and start and stop the music.

If using the keyboard, feel free to also be silly by adjusting the tempo faster and slower, too.