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Valentine Note Hunt


Valentine Note Hunt

(SP230)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Rhythm

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Cut out these Valentine rhythm cards and fold to make a tent card. Place them around the room with the heart facing. Set a timer, call out a rhythm value, and have your student quickly find the notes. Students love this game. Great for groups or an individual lesson. For a non-seasonal version, see ... (More)
Hearts and Clubs - Notes


Hearts and Clubs - Notes

(SP234)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Students draw flash cards and cover the note names on the game board. There is one game board and 3 pages of flash cards. Students can play this game individually or with a group. Please see my blog for game instructions. ... (More)
Hearts and Clubs Keyboards


Hearts and Clubs Keyboards

(SP235)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Piano Keyboard

Sub-type2: Seasonal

These cards are for beginners who are learning the names of the keys on the piano. Use the gameboard of the  Hearts and Club Game #SP234 above, except substitute these keyboard cards for the notes on the staff. ... (More)
Hearts and Clubs - Intervals


Hearts and Clubs - Intervals

(SP236)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

Sub-type2: Seasonal

For this interval game, there is a gameboard and 2 pages of intervals flash cards. Please see my blog for instructions. ... (More)
Steal a Heart


Steal a Heart

(SP238)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

Sub-type2: Seasonal

The object of this game is to cover all the hearts on the game board with the heart cards posted below. Please see my blog for instructions.... (More)

Steal a Heart Cards


Steal a Heart Cards

(SP239)

Level: Intermediate

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

Sub-type2: Seasonal

These are the cards that go with the Steal a Heart Valentine board posted above. These cards contain many difficult ledger line notes for older students, but the first page has easy notes. Print what your students need. The fourth page contains.... (More)

Shamrock Keyboard Game


Shamrock Keyboard Game

(SP263)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Piano Keyboard

Sub-type2: Seasonal

This game is a take-off on Cecilly's Sharp and Flat Race to Middle C.  It is a great game to learn the piano keys!

There are two pages to this game. Print out.... (More)

Shamrock Rhythms for St. Patrick's Day


Shamrock Rhythms for St. Patrick's Day

(SP265)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Rhythm

Sub-type2: Seasonal

Shamrock Rhythms is a very simple board game that you can play around Saint Patrick's Day, or any time! .... (More)

LadyBug Game


LadyBug Game

(SP310)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

I made a summer game in bright colors that appeal to children.  Students use either grand staff or keyboard flash cards and move to the correct letter name. Flash cards for the game are found below, including optional backs for the cards. ... (More)
Cards for Ladybug Board Game


Cards for Ladybug Board Game

(SP311)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

 These are the cards that go with the Ladybug Board Game posted above. Please see my blog for directions.

The playing cards are on pages 1-4..... (More)

Magnetic Matching Cards


Magnetic Matching Cards

(SP315)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Symbols \ Vocabulary

Print these on either printable magnetic sheets or regular card stock. Students match the symbol to the corresponding colored graphic. Please see my blog for instructions. ... (More)
Don't Swipe My Sharp


Don't Swipe My Sharp

(SP405)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

This game is for teaching or reviewing the keys to play when a note has an accidental. Sharps and flats are often confusing on the keyboard. This game is great for tactile learners, and it.... (More)

Whole Half Step Game


Whole Half Step Game

(SP406)

Level: Late Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Scales

Play this game or use it as an activity to teach how to construct major and natural minor scales on a piano keyboard. Students love to play it, and it makes learning the concept easier. This is great for students who have trouble understanding "WWHWWWH ... (More)
Note-Go-Find for note identification


Note-Go-Find for note identification

(SP417)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

This is a fun music game to learn note names and practice note identification. The printable is black and white and looks great on colored card-stock. After printing, choose which cards you want to use for your student or group..... (More)

Search and Find


Search and Find

(SP419)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

You can use this as a game with a magnetic wand and as a diagnostic tool to test your beginning student ... (More)
Note Bingo


Note Bingo

(SP420)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

This is a fast Bingo game to review the notes on the Grand Staff. Depending on your time, you can play 3 in a row or black out. If you use a ... (More)
Grand Staff for Dimes


Grand Staff for Dimes

(SP425)

Level: Early Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

This is a grand staff large enough for a student to manipulate a dime (or a small colored stone) up and down the lines and spaces. Young students can often learn better with manipulatives. On this staff they can easily see the C is the landmark note in the middle and can count up and down from there ... (More)
Kandy Key Signatures


Kandy Key Signatures

(SP426)

Level: Early Intermediate

Type: Games

Sub-type: Key Signatures

Another teacher suggested this worksheet. Give each student a bag of candy corn and use it to to practice placing key signatures. ... (More)
Peppermint Notes


Peppermint Notes

(SP428)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

Have fun using peppermints to "write ... (More)
Jewel Notes


Jewel Notes

(SP431)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Music Reading

This is another grand staff to use for learning steps and skips, learning note names, or taking music dictation. I use glass "stones.... (More)

Animal Alphabet Keyboard Clothespin Matching Cards


Animal Alphabet Keyboard Clothespin Matching Cards

(SP443)

Level: Elementary

Type: Games

Sub-type: Piano Keyboard

I've used the little animal characters I designed to create a matching game for students who are learning the names of piano keys. .... (More)

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