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Find the Jellos
Students hear a rhythm and write it with the blue jello puzzle. Begin with jel-lo and easily progress to rests, pineapple and purple
Chance Match - Thirds Dictation
Students predict the sequence they will hear for two major and two minor thirds making Chance Match a dictation game
Chance Match - Notes and Rests
To practice matching the whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth note and rest pairs.
Fine - Tempos
Students quickly arrange their own sets of tempo cards in order . . . then say Fine!
Who's Playing First? - Alphabet
Use this game to decide the order for students for informal recitals or for any occasion
Music Symbol Bingo
Identify music symbols while listening to or playing music or hearing a definition
To match note and rest pairs, introduce dotted notes and the concept of wraparound
Blue Jello Dominos
Students lay out Blue Jello Cards like dominos. To help internalize rhythm the entire game is without talking.
Step Up, Step Down
Use the Rainbow Xylophone in a fresh way for students to make steps up and down themselves