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Pumpkin Keyboard Race


Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Piano Keyboard

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This is a quick game to play with beginning students who are learning the names of the piano keys. It it is a lot of fun with students of all ages. It is the same game as the Shamrock Keyboard Race, but with an Autumn theme. One card has pumpkins, and the other autumn leaves.

The teacher and student sit on the bench at each end of the piano. Each player has one set of cards and one token. The first player draws a card and moves his token to that piano key, the closest to the end of the piano. The second player does the same. Play continues with each player drawing a card and moving his token toward the middle of the keyboard. The game is over when one player passes the middle of the keyboard.

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