“Old School Fill in the blanks Rap Song” music therapy activity for kids and adolescents

Here’s an old rap that I found in the back of the vaults of time. It’s old school but can certainly be used.  The therapist and/or the group can keep the beat (tap tap TAP) while the soloist reads, or a chosen friend or teacher raps the rhyme.  Add in solos and a group discussion. Of course kids can add their own words, within the confines of the facility/groups rules. This sort of thing should be addressed beforehand with the therapy team and administrators. The result can be recorded or the process videoed. Goals can include starting out with a new group, getting to know each other, cohesion and cooperation, academic skills, and more…..

 ______________, __________is my name.

Me and  ___________ are one and the same.
I like ___________it’s my favorite game.
I don’t like ___________it’s not the same.


__________________give me a head-ache.
Don’t want to ___________for goodnes sake.
I’d rather_________with my free time.
__________________feels just fine.


I like to _______when I’m mad.
But ________makes me sad.
_____spooks me.
_______oooks me.
And when I ________I feel glad.


I have ____people in my family.
There’s ___and then there’s me.
Everybody give me a cheer.
I did _______and I’m outta here. 
Please send in any activities or musical processes  that you use with children, adolescents or adults of all ages and abilities. These could be activities for use for kids, adolescents or adults that have autism, adhd, add, down’s / down syndrome, speech language delays, oral-motor issues, physical disabilities, mental health issues, conduct disorder, cerebral palsy and other issues that we human have to contend with.  I’m also interested in any activities for people dealing with health issues, dementia, Alzheimer’s, chemical dependency, other addictions, grief, cancer, pain management and any other life issue.  I have just installed a “spam” locator which means that I’ll actually get the mail as mail. Please email me at margie@musictherapytunes.com and put activity in the subject line. Give yourself (or the author/composer)  all the credit you want or remain anonymous. Thank you!! – Margie La Bella at music therapy tunes
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