Today I am posting a set of interval worksheets for your students. They are fun to use in the summer because they feature treats that students enjoy in warm weather. Click on the name below each picture to print these worksheets. In Counting Intervals, below, beginning students learn how to count lines and spaces to discover how intervals are named.
In Ice Cream Intervals, students will write the music alphabet using seconds, thirds, fourth, and fifths. This will be easier if students write the music alphabet on a blank sheet of paper as a guide.
Ice Cream Intervals
In Identify Intervals, students will place a check on the ice cream cone next to the correct interval. Check out all the free worksheets in the Summer Treats series at this link.
Sheet Music Sale
If you’re looking for some music for your students, I’m having a sale ($2.39 for a studio license) for four more days on four pieces of elementary and late elementary sheet music. To see them go to my store here. These are pieces I’ve used with my own students. They are “easy, sound hard pieces”, or music you can partly teach by rote. However, each piece has some challenge to improve their skills. Some of these have been posted before, but they are all updated in various ways and newly engraved to make them easier to read. Get them before they go back up!
Snowmen and Reindeer Interval Game
Here is the second game in a set of 3 Christmas games. This one is a review of intervals, thanks to a suggestion from another teacher.
Students should be familiar with intervals from seconds to octaves or know how to count up the lines and spaces to identify intervals. The best way to learn intervals is to recognize the patterns of lines to spaces. However, young children often forget this so I let them count the more difficult intervals until they can remember the patterns.
Sometimes I use this rhyme for 3rds: Line to line, everything is fine. Space to space, everything is in its place.
- learn to identify intervals quickly by sight
- review intervals from 2nds to octaves if the student already knows them
- learn how to count lines and spaces to identify intervals
- practice fine motor speed and coordination
- quickly identify intervals under pressure
- play a fun seasonal game in less than 3 minutes at an individual music lesson
- Children, ages 7-10 who like cartoon graphics
- Some younger children can play if given lots of time
- Printed game board and interval flash cards
- Sand timer or stop watch
- Bingo chips
Give the student a set of interval flash cards. Set the timer. The student quickly draws a flash card and places a bingo chip on the corresponding interval degree. The object is to cover all the interval degrees on the game board in the fastest time possible. Beginning students might enjoy a non-timed game better.