Community Level 2 – Familiar
How To Play: With players seated in a circle, a caller asks a
“question” by making a simple, short rhythm patting his knees or
clapping hands. The next player “answers” by patting her knees with a
different short rhythm. The caller repeats the question and then the
whole circle simultaneously repeats the rhythm of the answer. This
question-and-answer volley proceeds around the circle. Each player has a
chance to create an answer rhythm, repeated by the whole group.
Plan for Success:
Model and practice creating rhythms and repeating the rhythms of others
before adding the pressure and complexity of moving around the circle.
Variations: Add the challenge of creating an answer that matches the beats of the question, but alters the rhythm.
Add the challenge of creating rhythms using voice or feet or a combination of different possibilities.