Music games

Rhythm Game: "Busted!" Pull a stick from the jar, clap its rhythm. Pull another stick, clap both rhythms. Continue cumulatively. If you pull the "busted" stick, you have to put all yours back. Kid with most at the end wins.

Rhythm Game: "Busted!" Pull a stick from the jar, clap its rhythm. Pull another stick, clap both rhythms. Continue cumulatively. If you pull the "busted" stick, you have to put all yours back. Kid with most at the end wins.

"What Note Am I" Icebreaker game: According to piano teacher Joy Morin, students try to figure out what note, value, or rhythm they are by asking questions such as, "Do I have a stem?", "Is my note head filled in?", "Am I worth two beats?", etc.

"What Note Am I" Icebreaker game: According to piano teacher Joy Morin, students try to figure out what note, value, or rhythm they are by asking questions such as, "Do I have a stem?", "Is my note head filled in?", "Am I worth two beats?", etc.

Free samples of teaching materials from Teaching-Children-Music.com

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Free samples of teaching materials from Teaching-Children-Music.com

Rock, Paper, Scissors, SING is a fun, FREE, PowerPoint music game for reinforcing so-mi melodic patterns! This is a great activity for primary classes to practice sight-sing sol-mi on the 5-line staff!

Rock, Paper, Scissors, SING is a fun, FREE, PowerPoint music game for reinforcing so-mi melodic patterns! This is a great activity for primary classes to practice sight-sing sol-mi on the 5-line staff!

Non-Elimination Musical Chairs. Cool twist on a classic.

Non-Elimination Musical Chairs. Cool twist on a classic.

Sing or Dare: "Sing" cards like "sing [the song] while marching the beat" or "sing the song, but buzz all the words 'the'."  "Dare" cards like "Name everyone in the room" or "Hug the teacher."  (I think I might change the dares to musical things like "sightread a simple song" or "play the melody on the xylophone.")

Sing or Dare: "Sing" cards like "sing [the song] while marching the beat" or "sing the song, but buzz all the words 'the'." "Dare" cards like "Name everyone in the room" or "Hug the teacher." (I think I might change the dares to musical things like "sightread a simple song" or "play the melody on the xylophone.")

Music Games | Music Class Ideas

Music Games | Music Class Ideas

Tons of music game ideas to teach steady beat and strong/weak beat. Hula hoops, beat buddies, and keep the beat games. Some would work for both elementary and music school music.

Tons of music game ideas to teach steady beat and strong/weak beat. Hula hoops, beat buddies, and keep the beat games. Some would work for both elementary and music school music.

Classroom Games and Activities for General Music | National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Classroom Games and Activities for General Music | National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

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