Memory is a classic kids card game and a great way to teach that x=y. I use two separate decks for musical alphabet memory, one is CDE and the other FGAB. This split encourages students to find the notes based on the two and three black key groups, rather than knowing just one note and working their way up.
You can play this with your student, taking turns to pick a pair, or have the student play it ‘solitaire’. If you are playing against your student, perhaps don’t bring your “a-game”, they’ll be much more likely to want to play again if they win! As an optional extra, when they get a pair, ask them to run and find the note on the piano before they can add it to their pile.
Download the musical alphabet key memory cards, print out double sided, cut apart and laminate them to use with your own students. Let me know what you think below!