Grudgeball.. a Review Game Where Kids Attack!
Join me on a journey to engagement! * indicates required Email Address * I have long been a huge fan of using games in the classroom. Much like sneaking broccoli into the pizza sauce, I have always felt that games were that perfect balance of teaching and engagement. When I first started, my consummate go to was Jeaopardy but..... Holy work Batman! Setting that all up was extremely time consuming. I wanted to find a way to have a quick go to game I could use with any set of questions. I…
Mi, Re, Do Listening Test
Students are given two melodic patterns consisting of Do, Re and Mi. The teacher plays one of the patterns, and students determine which of the two patterns the teacher played. This can be done as a whole class or individually. It is a Smart Notebook download, so that you can demonstrate using the SmartBoard, but also print it off as a worksheet/test.
Classroom Games and Activities for General Music - NAfME
Musical Chairs Writing! When the music stops you pick up writing where the last person left off. 10 minute intervals...or with alphabet and numbers :)
Rhythm WAR in the Music Room · just a little more
Rhythm WAR and Math - fast-paced card game for elem music classes... reinforces note values. Includes SMARTBoard lesson, reproducible PDF playing cards. FUN
The 'Handy, Hands-on' Hand Staff
I love using iconic notation and manipulatives in my music lessons. When exploring pitch patterns (solfege or note addresses), the hand staff is a powerful and ultimately convenient tool. It is always 'at hand' and provides instant 'hands-on' learning experiences. (Pardon the puns; I can't resist!) If the hand staff is a new concept/technique to you, you can adopt it easily and quickly. Simply have students hold their left hands in front of them, palm toward body, and treat their digits as…
Centers: Fly Swat
Click on picture to download poster PDF At the Fly Swat center, one student claps the rhythm from the wings of one of the flies. The other two students try to find the correct fly - the first one to swat it gets a point (see tally sheet). To make the fly swat posters, print off the flies for each level, cut them out, and glue them to poster board (and, of course, laminate!). I also wrote on each poster Level 1, Level 2, etc. To download the flies for printing, click on the links below: Level…
Back to School Music Ice Breakers
Excellent first lesson activities to help students get to know each other and teachers to understand the student's musical background and knowledge, and literacy level.A Google™ slides version of this resource is available HERE.♫ This PDF file containing SIXTEEN Ice Breaker activities for young musi...
Bang! Rhythm Game
Bang! Rhythm Game." The game is simple. You take turns drawing cards out of a container. If you can read the sight word you keep the card. If not, the card goes back in. Whoever collects the most cards wins the game. Beware of the BANG cards, though. If you draw one, you have to put back all of the cards you have collected." Concept could be used for anything.
Music Game Crazy Ball
Click now to instantly download your fun Crazy Ball Game and Lesson Plans. Your class will love this exciting game and beg to play it again and again. It has Printable Assessments to save you planning time and includes: *Exciting Crazy Ball Game*Fun Sheet Music *Premade Solfege pages *Instant Print...
Online Literacy Centers For 3rd - 5th Grade
6 free lessons using rhythm, rhyme, repetition, and leveled questioning to engage and improve reading skills. My kids enjoyed reading chorally and repeatedly with rappers and rockers, They also improve fluency, comprehension, listening and speaking skills. All 6 lessons can be downloaded as printables, or interactive online. They are fun as reading centers, whole group, and guided in small groups. Kids actually retain content so it's easier to relate text to self and text to world concepts.