Students read rhythms using Blue Jello words and hand signs. They learn to hear, feel and see rhythm as note groups (like words) rather than individual notes or rests.
Demonstrate the ability to keep a steady beat, to perform Blue Jello rhythms and hand signs, and to think and look ahead
Ability to follow directions
Sit with students demonstrating the Blue Jello vocabulary and hand signs so students can recognize rhythms and practice moving hands from left to right
About ten minutes per session, less is okay. Blue Jello cards are repeated many, many times until all the hand signs and rhythms are learned. Then they are repeated some more.