Our Thoughts About the Word “Rhythm”: Five Minute Friday Kids’ Edition

Birthday party

Today has been a very busy day for us! We had a joint birthday party for our 8 year old, going on 9, and our 2 year old, going on 3. It was a tea party, and we had lots of fun. Then we went swimming at a friend’s house this afternoon, so we didn’t get to do our Five Minute Friday until suppertime. We actually did it at a Korean restaurant while we waited for our food to come! For all you moms out there, this is a GREAT way to keep hungry kids occupied while waiting for food to come. By the time we got ourselves organized with paper and pens and found the word online, and then wrote for five minutes, our food was ready! It was perfect! So without further ado, here are our thoughts on the word “rhythm.”

Birthday party

Age 8 – (She’s taking up two pages now, so I’ve just photographed one of them but here’s the whole deal):


Rhythm means beat. tic tic tic tic tic.

Try to do a steady beat. Dance to the rhythm. boom boom boom.

If you have a routine and follow it, then you don’t, then you are out of rhythm. I tap my foot to the rhythm, and clap my hands to the rhythm, swirl around and nod my head to the rhythm. The rhythm I really like is the beat of my heart. You can count to a rhythm 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.

What kind of rhythm is your favorite? I love all sorts of different rhythms. I like the rhythm of me playing the piano.


(She likes writing “And STOP” because I usually do when I participate over at Mommynificent.com.)

Bignificent's thoughts on rhythm for Five Minute Friday Kids Edition

Age 6 as dictated:


1 2 3 – that is a rhythm.

Rhythm is like: 1 2 3 4 5 6. 6 beats. All around. Rhythm is walking, not running.

(I like the little backwards music notes on the side!)

Middlenificent's thoughts on rhythm for Five Minute Friday Kids' Edition


Age 2 (We forgot to have her dictate her picture when we got home because she was WAY too tired, but here’s her picture. She was pretty proud of herself for successfully drawing a heart and a rainbow all by herself for the first time!):

Littlenificent's thoughts on the word rhythm for Five Minute Friday Kids' Edition

By Tina Chen

Tina is a book-loving, globe-trotting, home-schooling mom of five kids. Her greatest passions are learning with her husband how to live and love like Jesus and teaching others to do the same. She particularly enjoys teaching kids to worship and pray fervently and creatively. She loves music, cooking, and reading, and is a complete sucker for a good redemptive analogy! Tina blogs at mommynificent.com and desperatehomeschoolers.com.


  1. This is a very inspired post. Whatever children have into their little heads is precious. Congratulations on your thought. I’m looking forward to reading more of your stuff, Doris. 🙂

  2. This was a joy to read! I love to see the minds of young ones expressed through creative writing. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from FMF. ~Cassandra

  3. What a creative idea! I love writing and often feel guilty hiding behind my computer while my children are living life without me. It never crossed my mind to get them involved. Love the pictures 🙂 Thanks for sharing and inspiring us Five Minute Fridayers 🙂

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