Skip to main content
First Steps Games
Second Steps Games
About Music Mind Games
Frequently Used Phrases
Host a Workshop
New! Click here for a listing of new and updated games
Fix the Order
While young students close their eyes, you switch two letters for them to fix
"Daily Do" with Do Re Mi Cards – Circle
The do re mi cards are arranged horizontally in a circle like a keyboard, and students touch each other's cards when singing the minor section
Pick a Card – Dynamics
Dynamics symbol cards are placed in order however, the players eyes are closed.
Puzzle Notes and Rests
Students add a puzzle piece to each note to create the next one
Notes and Rests Hunt
Students delight in independently finding individual notes and rests on their bingo cards. Good opportunity for repetition
Natural Half Steps EF and BC (mi fa and ti do)
Recognize, identify and label the natural half steps of EF and BC (mi fa and ti do) with alphabet cards, do re mi cards, and paper pianos
Tracing Clefs – GGG and FFF
Students trace the clefs in a direction that ends on the clef lines. Little animals trace the lines while riding on magic notes.
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Paper Pianos
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on paper pianos. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.
Students learn all eleven of the most common tempos using symmetry, logic, a little knowledge of Italian and a bit of guessing that develops bravery