Let’s Make Music (Grades 3-5)

Write your own rap to share some facts about the planets.

What You Need

  • Instruments
  • Household items that you can use as a rhythm instrument (example: wooden spoons, a table top)
    • If you don’t have any instruments or household items, you can always clap your hands.

What To Do

  1. Figure out the rhythms of each planet name. 
  2. For example, “Mer-cur-y” can be represented with two eighth notes and a quarter note. 
  3. Rhythmically speak and play the names of the planets in order, on a steady beat. 
  4. Pick a planet and learn a few new facts about it.
  5. Write a rap using the facts about that planet. Use a background beat such as the one below to perform your new rap.