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.

DIY music game "Busted" Students take turn pulling sticks out and clapping the rhythm. Whenever a busted stick is drawn that player has to replace all of their sticks.

"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.

" - an ice-breaker music game. Also link to some ideas for musical olympics activities.

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 private music school music classes.

Children often learn through doing so games are an excellent way to teach and to create enthusiasm for music.

I was thrilled to be selected as one of the presenters at the Idaho Music Educators Association Con.

Music Fortune Tellers - great idea for review, lots of other wonderful ideas on this music blog!!

3 different music fortune tellers - note names, note values, instruments/families! I could adapt this to art and use artists/styles, elements and principles.

Steady beat or not? Fun interactive elementary music game for your kindergarten and first grade classes working on beat! Perfect music education resource and activity to add to your lesson plans!

Music Time with Steady Beat Interactive Music Game (gumball)

Steady beat or not? Fun interactive elementary music game for your kindergarten and first grade classes working on beat! Perfect music education resource and activity to add to your lesson plans!

"This center worked with 2-5 students.  The rules are the same as regular Twister except for using the colors.  Instead of calling out a color, students had to call out the note name the spinner had landed on.  This is a great game to help reinforce note names."  from Mrs. Q's music blog

MUSIC: The rules are the same as regular Twister except for using the colors. Instead of calling out a color, students had to call out the note name the spinner had landed on. This is a great game to help reinforce note names.

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand for iPad: open the Smart Drums and get started!

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand for iPad: open the Smart Drums and get started!

Looking for a fun winter music activity to use in your classroom?  This note name game is for you!  Press play and go-perfect for a sub! The animated music notes float in and spell a word on each slide. This fun game would make a perfect December, January or February music lesson. Ledger lines included on the expert level!This game is a perfect music theory review, just in time to celebrate the winter Olympic Games!  Great for beginning band games, orchestra games or elementary music games!

Winter Music Games Note Name Game

Looking for a fun winter music activity to use in your classroom? This note name game is for you! Press play and go-perfect for a sub! The animated music notes float in and spell a word on each slide. This fun game would make a perfect December, January or February music lesson. Ledger lines included on the expert level!This game is a perfect music theory review, just in time to celebrate the winter Olympic Games! Great for beginning band games, orchestra games or elementary music games!

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