We will be visiting the Wild West one day on our trip around the United States! And you just can't go without experiencing a gold rush! And of course, we're planning one with a musical twist!
To play, simply hide (maybe in plain sight...) the stones around your play area. Give the kids a time limit and let them search! Show them rhythm cards to see who can be the first to find "gold" that builds that card. You can even tell them to find gold that equals a certain number of measures in a given time signature. Once that activity is done, we'll lay the rhythm cards in a grid and do activities together where the campers work to clap the rhythms correctly.
Oh, and while your out West...play some fun folk songs! Fun, Fun!