The race is on to name notes and chords in this multi-level Christmas music game! Can your students fly across the rooftops to find the green Santa hat?
Reindeer Race has four great levels to suit different students:
- Level 1 to reinforce landmark notes
- Level 2 for notes on the staff
- Level 3 for ledger line reading
- Level 4 for major and minor chords
All the levels can be used side-by-side, too, so this game is a great fit for multi-level group workshops.
About Reindeer Race
How to Play
- Choose an appropriate card level for each player (multiple levels can be used simultaneously by different players)
- Level 1: Landmark notes
- Level 2: Notes within the staff
- Level 3: Ledger line notes
- Level 4: Major and minor chords
- Place a counter for each player on the first rooftop at the left of the board.
- Players take turns to draw a card (at the appropriate level) and then name the note or chord.
- If they are correct, then they move forward to the next roof with a Santa hat flag.
- If they are incorrect, then they stay where they are.
- The winner is the first to reach the last rooftop with the green Santa hat.
To assemble this game:
- Print out the game board (pages 3-4). Trim along the dotted lines, laminate if desired and then tape the board pieces together.
- Print out the game cards (page 5-20) double-sided. Trim along the dotted lines and laminate if desired.
- You will also need a game counter (eraser, small toy, button, etc.) for each player.
Multi-level music games are great for group lessons and siblings. In this Christmas piano activity, players will be practising either note names or major and minor chords at their level.
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Do you get your students together for a piano party or group workshop during the holiday season? What activities have you tried in the past that worked well? Share your comments below, and visit my music theory page for more activities you can use in your holiday lessons.