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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.
Copy the Cards
Students copy rhythms from blue jello cards and learn details of notation
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.
Add magic notes to melodic bingo cards under repeated notes to make a Mickey Mouse
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.
Eye Spy - Clef Notes G, F, and C
Using magic notes, students cover the G, F and C clef notes on their melodic bingo cards
Snake - Seconds
Write the musical alphabet as a group and recognize that in music after G comes A