You can quickly come up with a series of words to do with a topic eg Dog breeds. Start the students off with some rhythm combination. Students match up the rhythms with he correct dog breed name. Students can then come up with other dog breeds and write down or match up the rhythms.
They can then go into small groups and put together a series of words with the rhythms and try to say or clap their rhythms at the same time. An off shoot of this idea can be to use body percussion for each of the different rhythmical ideas.If further time and instruments are available tunes can be created to go with the words and thus a silly songs is created.
Submitted by Mary Gentle