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.

MUSIC CENTERS: RHYTHM RACE NOTE NAMING EDITION LEVEL 6 - RHYTHM GAME - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level 6 - Rhythm Game

"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.

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.

Busted! An awesomely fun DIY music game! Could also use questions, directions, etc. instead of rhythms.

An awesomely fun DIY music game! Could also use questions, directions, etc. instead of rhythms. Definitely could adapt to use song genres, reminiscing, etc.

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.

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