Alligator high, alligator low,
Alligator fast and then he’s slow.
Alligator up, alligator down,
Alligator on the farm and also in the town.

What a great chant for teaching sixteenth notes!

Explore sixteenth notes:

  • Pat the beat as they learn the chant.
  • Identify “alligator” as having 4 syllables.
  • All 4 syllables fit into one beat.
  • Now pat the rhythm. Alternating hands will make it easier.

See also

Extras for Plus Members

  • Printable Visuals

  • Chant – several versions, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (sixteenth notes) (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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