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Is it a Match? – Notes and Rests
A slow-paced game of matching note and rest shapes
Danish Zoo Match – Notes and Rests
Students recognize the difference between 13 single notes, 5 rests and 18 groupings of notes in a slow-paced game.
Madrid Match – Notes and Rests
Without taking turns, students sort identical cards into piles
Puzzle Notes and Rests
Students add a puzzle piece to each note to create the next one
Chance Match – Puzzle Notes
Students match rhythm playing cards to blue jello puzzle notes or rests by chance. Many repetitions keep the game enticing and it is a natural memory builder.
Fine – 5 Notes and 5 Rests
Students quickly arrange their own sets of notes and rests in order . . . then say Fine!
Chance Match – Notes and Rests
To practice matching the whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth note and rest pairs.
To match note and rest pairs, introduce dotted notes and the concept of wraparound
To play a real card game matching notes and rests pairs and placing the dotted rhythm values in order