Ping-Pong Rhythms

Ping-Pong Rhythms is another game that a small group of students can play.  While others work with the teacher on instruments or on a specific music project, Ping-Pong Rhythm students are content with playing while learning about rhythms.  The idea for this game was discovered when we purchased a dog feeder, and shortly there after found out that our dog didn't know when to stop eating.  So, here we had a dog feeder with no real use.  My attention then quickly turned to music class!  How can it be used?  The beauty of the dog feeder is that because it has an incline, it offers an automatic return for a ping-pong ball.  This was great!  We went to the dollar store to hunt down some balls.

Here are the items that are needed to make Ping-Pong Rhythms:
~A Dog Feeder
~10 Ping-Pong Balls
~One large dice
~Instructions for the game

This next picture shows the instructions for the game.  It has been a great hit!
Music game for elementary age students.  DIY project from


  1. Thanks for the great ideas all the time. I nominated you for the Liebster Award.

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    1. Thanks, Music and Spanish Fun! I appreciate your comment!

  3. Are you only using one die, for up to 6 beats? Or two dice for up to 12? It seems more challenging with two, but I saw the one purple die in the photo but kept seeing "dice" in the description. What do you recommend?

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