Here's a rhythm activity I'm planning to use with my 5th graders (we're working on recorder and syncopa):
The students create their own rhythms and then improvise a melody on E-G-A-B on the recorder. This creates a "B" section for the orffestration and movement we use with the song:
In this download at my TPT store, you'll find the printables you see above, lots of tempo vocabulary word printables, thorough slides for teaching the song, movement game instructions, full orffestrations, and 3 mini-lessons (with explicit instructions). Check it out!