MUSICAL CONCEPTS: Time Signature

Activity Instructions:

Explain to children what a time signature is. Show them a picture of it, and talk about what the numbers are. Then teach them to sing the song to help them remember the concept.

Lyrics:

The two stacked numbers
tell me how to keep the beat
tell me how to keep the beat
tell me how to keep the bat
The two stacked numbers
tell me how to keep the beat
How to keep the beat in the song

The Number on the top
Tells me how many beats per measure
how many beats per measure
how many beats per measure
The Number on the top
Tells me how many beats per measure
How many beats per measure in the song

The Number on the bottom
tells me which note gets a full beat
which note gets a full beat
which note gets a full beat
The Number on the bottom
tells me which note gets a full beat
Which note gets a full beat in the song