Thanksgiving Games and Printables
Today I am posting the link where you can find all my Thanksgiving games and worksheets. There is a fun music bingo game there if you have groups between now and Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy some of these.
How to Find More Holiday Printables on www.SusanParadis.com
- Select “Free” at the top of this page. That opens a page that says “Newer Free Resources” and “Older Free Resources.”
- Select “Newer Free Resources.”
- Select “Holiday Resources” from the categories listed on the page.
- Select the holiday or season you want to open.
- There will be pictures of everything pertaining to that season.
- Click on the picture to open and print the file.
If you find a link that leads to nowhere, let me know. Sometimes things happen.
If you’re a long time follower of this blog, you can find some legacy material in “Older Free Resources.” However, as time permits, I update the old material and move it to “Newer Free Resources.” If you still can’t find what you want, the fastest way to find it is to do a Google search with my name and the name of what you want. An example is: Susan Paradis Thanksgiving Bingo.
I have a lot of easy sheet music that can be used for Thanksgiving on my website. All of these are primer (beginning level and on the staff in 5-finger position) unless noted. They are short and can be used for sight-reading. Some have duets and can be used in programs. These are all free downloads I made for my students. You don’t have to sign up or subscribe to anything to enjoy them. I use these to remind students why we celebrate Thanksgiving and how much we have to be thankful for. Click here to go to the Thanksgiving page.
Father We Thank Thee For the Night
Bless Us O Lord, and These Thy Gifts That We Receive Here is the easy duet part for this. Click here for a pre-reading version for beginners.
All Things Bright and Beautiful
American the Beautiful
All Creatures of Our God and King
Hurray, Thanksgiving Day – Pre -Reading
Hurray, Thanksgiving Day – on the staff
Here are the two composing activities for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Thanks Pre-reading Version
Thanksgiving Thanks On-the-staff Version
Pumpkin Music Math
Today I am posting two Thanksgiving rhythm worksheets that you can start using right away.
My students seemed to know instinctively how to do these worksheets. Students add the quarter note in the middle to the patterns in each group and write the answer as a note in the blank. Try to remind them to use a note instead of a number. This way it is not as difficult to learn 6/8 meter later on.
Dotted notes are tricky to explain, but if you remind them that a dotted quarter note equals 3 eights (and keep reminding them), it makes it a lot easier.
- “One and a half beats” is confusing to young students who may not have learned fractions in school.
- “A dotted quarter note equals 3 eight notes” is easier to understand.
That is why the Kodaly method uses 3 eighth notes tied together to teach a dotted quarter note.
Are you looking for more autumn activities? Try these.
Hide the Pumpkins – a worksheet to identify notes and piano keys in several levels.
The Pumpkin Patch – a fast board game.
Kandy Key Signatures – students construct key signatures with candy corn. They can also draw them.
Pumpkin Notes – write the names of notes on the staff.
It’s October – 2 composing activities – on-the-staff composing and pre-reading composing.
Pumpkin or Leaves – a fun, very fast game using the piano keys to review or learn the names of piano keys.
For Thanksgiving games and worksheets, check out this link.
Hide the Pumpkins Keyboard Worksheet – identify piano keys
Hide the Pumpkins On the Staff – review the notes around middle C
Hide the Pumpkins Black & White – for teachers without color printers
Today I am posting a set of pumpkin Halloween and Thanksgiving worksheets in three different versions. Pumpkins are a healthy food as well as a traditional autumn decoration. Who can resist the giant orange fruit that is seen all over the landscape this time of the year?
These worksheets are for beginning students. One version is for piano keys and the other version has the nine notes on the staff around middle C. The staff version is also available in black and white for those of you without color printers.
If you plan to use the version with keyboards, be sure and check out the Pumpkin Keyboard Race which is a fun game for learning piano keys sitting on the bench. Also check out The Pumpkin Patch board game I posted last year that also reviews notes on the staff, and includes more notes than on today’s worksheets, including some ledger line notes. It also has keyboard cards for beginners, so it can be played with many levels of students.
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