Are you looking for a new game for intermediate piano students? The last few weeks before winter break are a great time to add some light-hearted music theory review, and get those kiddos off that bench.
The game I’m sharing with you today has a loose Christmas theme, however I think it’s pretty suitable for a multi-denominational studio.
After all, gifts could be for any occasion, right? Like a surprise “Happy Tuesday” for example?
Gift Grab is essentially a bingo style game. Students match gift lids to the gift tags on their board using the music terms and definitions.
There are a few surprise gift lids thrown in for good measure – what’s a game without surprises?
How to Play
- Each player gets a Gift Grab board and places it in front of them.
- Players take turns to draw a gift lid.
- If they have a match, they place the lid on the board.
- If they do not have a match they return it.
- If the gift lid is a free gift, players may place it anywhere on their board.
- If the gift lid is a trick gift, players lose all the lids from their board and have to start from scratch.
- The winner is the first to add all 4 lids to their board.
To assemble this game:
- Print out the game boards (pages 3-6).
- Cut apart along the dotted lines.
- Print out the gift lids (pages 7-14) double sided.
- Cut around each gift lid.
- You will also need something to draw the gift lids from, such as a hat, small box or bag.
- You may wish to add velcro to the backs of the lids, and the game boards so that the lids are fixed in place. Simply placing the lids on top of the boards works equally well too.
Gift Grab is a great review of music terms for early intermediate students. It has a fun, festive theme and a couple of twists along the way to keep things interesting.
Let me know how you get on!
I’d love to hear if you try this game with your students – photos would be even better. 🙂
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