Seesaw: a guided Orff activity – mallet instruments – music lesson

Seesaw is a guided lesson using Orff instruments. This interactive presentation guides elementary music students through vocal explorations, speaking rhythms, playing body percussion, singing, mallet warm-ups, and playalongs for the song Seesaw. This interactive PowerPoint lesson is perfect for teachers who are less confident with teaching instruments or who want an easy step-by-step guide for teaching on Orff instruments.


This resource is perfect for:

‚úÖ elementary music teachers



  • Clickable table of contents
  • 5 vocal exploration slides
  • slide that guides students in speaking the rhythm of Seesaw
  • slide that guides students in using body percussion with the rhythm of Seesaw (with audio)
  • slide with iconic notation for students to sing Seesaw
  • 5 mallet warm-up slides with technique tips, steady beat practice, rhythm practice, interactive audio, and interactive video
  • 3 slides with audio for students to playalong with their own instruments
  • 1 slide with extension activity ideas
  • standard notation of Seesaw
  • colored notation for use with pitched percussion tubes or hand chimes
  • Instructions for use



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