Creativity Rhythmic Physical and Health Education Primary 5 First Term Week 3


Topic : Creativity Rhythmic Physical and Health Education Primary 5 First Term Week 3


Topic: Creative rhythm and movement

Subtitle: Rhythm and movement

Learning Objectives: At the end of this this lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate rhythm
  2. Differentiate between animals sounds and sounds made by people
  3. State the importance of rhythm and movement

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Physical Coordination
  • Creativity and Self-Expression
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Listening and Attention
  • Communication Skills



  • Pictures or illustrations of various rhythmic activities
  • Video clips demonstrating different rhythmic activities
  • Music player and a selection of rhythmic music
  • Markers and large paper for brainstorming
  • Rhythm instruments (optional)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts with information on rhythmic activities

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic from their previous classes.


Creative Rhythmic 

A creative rhythm is an end product of movements as children learn to move the parts of their body and to use them as instruments of expression.

Creative rhythm is a wonderful way for children to explore self-expression through movement. It allows them to discover the art of using their bodies as instruments. This can foster creativity, coordination, and a deeper connection to music and movement. Encouraging children to engage in creative rhythm activities can be a fun and educational experience.

Rhythm activities

  1. Clapping Patterns: Create and follow clapping patterns to develop rhythm and coordination.
  2. Rhythmic Storytelling: Tell a story using rhythmic gestures and body movements to make it engaging.
  3. Rhythm Instruments: Use percussion instruments like drums, shakers, or tambourines to explore rhythm.
  4. Rhythm Sticks: Tap rhythm sticks together in various patterns and tempos.
  5. Musical Chairs: Play the classic game with a musical twist, where children move to the beat of the music.
  6. Rhythm Circle: Form a circle and pass a ball or object around to the beat of a song.
  7. Body Percussion: Create rhythms using different parts of the body, such as stomping, clapping, or snapping fingers.
  8. Rhythmic Art: Combine rhythm and art by painting or drawing to the beat of music.
  9. Rhythm Freeze Dance: Dance to music, but when the music stops, freeze in a creative pose until it starts again.
  10. Rhythmic Yoga: Incorporate yoga poses with rhythmic breathing to enhance mindfulness and body awareness.

These activities not only promote rhythmic skills but also encourage creativity, coordination, and teamwork among children

Other Rhythmic Activities are :

  1. Marching: Walking or moving in a regular, synchronized manner to a beat or rhythm.
  2. Galloping: A type of movement where one foot steps forward and then the other foot is brought to meet it, creating a rhythmic pattern.
  3. Hopping: Repeatedly jumping on one foot, often in a rhythmic or playful manner.
  4. Singing: Using the voice to produce musical sounds and rhythms with words and melodies.
  5. Dancing: Performing a series of coordinated movements in response to music or a beat.
  6. Clapping: Creating rhythms by striking one’s palms together in various patterns.
  7. Snapping: Making a sharp, rhythmic sound by quickly pressing the thumb and middle finger together.
  8. Stomping: Creating rhythm by forcefully bringing one’s foot down onto a surface, such as the floor.
  9. Skipping: A rhythmic and playful way of moving by hopping on one foot while alternating with the other.
  10. Jump Rope: Skipping or jumping over a moving rope in a rhythmic pattern, often accompanied by chants or songs.
  11. Drumming: Playing percussion instruments like drums to create rhythmic patterns and beats.
  12. Tap Dancing: Dancing that emphasizes rhythmic footwork by wearing shoes with metal taps.
  13. Body Percussion: Creating rhythms by slapping, patting, or tapping different parts of the body.
  14. Cup Stacking: A rhythmic activity where cups are stacked and unstacked in a specific pattern to a beat.
  15. Rhythmic Gymnastics: Combining dance and gymnastics movements in a rhythmic and coordinated manner.

These rhythmic activities can be used for exercise, creative expression, and skill development while promoting a sense of rhythm and coordination.






1. _______ involves moving in a synchronized manner to a beat.
a) Skipping
b) Hopping
c) Dancing
d) Snapping

2. _______ is a playful rhythmic movement that involves jumping on one foot.
a) Galloping
b) Snapping
c) Stomping
d) Singing

3. _______ creates rhythms using the voice, words, and melodies.
a) Skipping
b) Dancing
c) Marching
d) Singing

4. _______ involves walking or moving in a regular, synchronized manner.
a) Hopping
b) Marching
c) Drumming
d) Tap dancing

5. _______ is a rhythmic activity where you quickly press the thumb and middle finger together.
a) Skipping
b) Snapping
c) Cup stacking
d) Galloping

6. In _______ dancing, metal taps on shoes create rhythmic footwork.
a) Body percussion
b) Tap dancing
c) Stomping
d) Drumming

7. _______ is a rhythmic sport combining dance and gymnastics.
a) Skipping
b) Stomping
c) Rhythmic gymnastics
d) Snapping

8. _______ involves repeatedly jumping over a moving rope to a rhythmic pattern.
a) Drumming
b) Skipping
c) Singing
d) Hopping

9. _______ is a rhythmic activity where cups are stacked and unstacked to a beat.
a) Tap dancing
b) Cup stacking
c) Marching
d) Snapping

10. _______ is the creation of rhythms by striking one’s palms together.
a) Stomping
b) Dancing
c) Clapping
d) Hopping

11. _______ combines dance and gymnastics movements in a rhythmic manner.
a) Tap dancing
b) Body percussion
c) Rhythmic gymnastics
d) Marching

12. _______ involves moving in a regular, synchronized manner and is often used in parades.
a) Cup stacking
b) Dancing
c) Marching
d) Snapping

13. _______ creates rhythms by slapping, patting, or tapping different parts of the body.
a) Body percussion
b) Galloping
c) Skipping
d) Drumming

14. _______ is a rhythmic activity that emphasizes rhythm through forceful foot movements.
a) Singing
b) Dancing
c) Stomping
d) Hopping

15. _______ is a playful way of moving by hopping on one foot while alternating with the other.
a) Skipping
b) Cup stacking
c) Snapping
d) Galloping



Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Begin by asking students if they enjoy moving to music or participating in any rhythmic activities.
  • Explain that today’s lesson will explore various types of rhythmic activities and their benefits.

Main Content (30 minutes):

Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Types of Rhythmic Activities (10 minutes):
    • Show pictures and video clips of different rhythmic activities such as marching, dancing, galloping, and singing.
    • Discuss each activity briefly, explaining how they involve rhythm and movement.
  2. Benefits of Rhythmic Activities (10 minutes):
    • Discuss the physical benefits like improved coordination and fitness.
    • Talk about the creative benefits, such as self-expression and imagination.
    • Explain how rhythmic activities can be done individually or as a group, promoting teamwork and cooperation.
  3. Interactive Activity (10 minutes):
    • Have a brainstorming session where students suggest other rhythmic activities they know.
    • Write down their ideas on the whiteboard.
    • Discuss how each activity involves rhythm.

Learners’ Activities:

  1. Students will actively participate by watching and discussing different rhythmic activities.
  2. They will contribute ideas during the brainstorming session and share their experiences with rhythmic activities.

Practice (10 minutes):

  • Play rhythmic music and let students choose one rhythmic activity from the list to participate in.
  • Encourage them to move and dance freely, expressing themselves rhythmically.

Assessment (5 minutes):

  • Ask students to name one benefit of engaging in rhythmic activities.
  • Collect and review their answers to assess their understanding.

Conclusion (5 minutes):

  • Summarize the key points of the lesson, emphasizing the fun and benefits of rhythmic activities.
  • Encourage students to explore and enjoy these activities in their daily lives.

Homework (5 minutes):

  • Assign homework where students can practice a rhythmic activity of their choice and write a short paragraph about their experience.

Follow-Up Activities (Optional):

  • Organize a rhythmic activity showcase where students can perform and share their favorite rhythmic activities.
  • Explore different cultural rhythmic activities from around the world.


  • End the lesson by reinforcing the idea that rhythmic activities are not only fun but also offer numerous physical and creative benefits.

This lesson plan is designed to engage elementary students in exploring various rhythmic activities and understanding their advantages, all while encouraging active participation and creativity

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