Yankee Doodle Rhythm Sticks

Activity Instructions:

Pass out rhythm sticks. Explore tapping them together, tapping them on the ground, tapping one stick or the other, and/or hitting them like a hammer and stake. Then sing song, following the motions in the song.

Lyrics:

I’m tapping with my rhythm sticks
[I’m tapping them together]* 
I’m tapping with my rhythm sticks
[I’m tapping them together]* 

Tap your rhythm sticks with me
Tap your sticks together
Tap your rhythm sticks with me
Tap your sticks together

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v2 I’m tapping on the ground now
v3 I’m tapping like a hammer