Activity: “You Got the Rhythm”

Free Downloadable Worksheet Inspired by I Got the Rhythm

When we get used to a space, it can be easy to stop paying attention to all of the sensory details—what it smells like, sounds like, feels like, and looks like.

But the Book of the Week, I Got the Rhythm, encourages us to tune in so we can pick up the beat of the world around us!

After reading I Got the Rhythm aloud with your students, download the free printable “You Got the Rhythm” worksheet to help your students practice using onomatopoeias and describing their senses.

We all have senses that we favor—some of us more readily notice sights while some of us are more tuned in to sounds or another sense, and that’s okay. Open up a conversation about these differences with your students!


This activity was inspired by K–5 specialist Kriscia Cabral. For more ways to use I Got the Rhythm across grade levels, please watch Kriscia’s Teacher Share video in Book Talks.

What interesting rhythms and sensory details did your students find at recess or lunch? If you’re able, please share with the Scholastic Book Clubs community on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.

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