I made this game over the Summer to add some fun to my level 1 students’ lessons, and it’s been a hit!
This game covers lots and lots of level 1 concepts so it’s perfect for reviewing towards the end of a book, and making sure nothing is missing. The game play is based off the classic ‘snakes and ladders’, but the snakes are replaced by bananas. 😉
(Click the image to download the pdf)
There are four different sets of music theory game cards, to match the four different squares you might land on.
- Red is musical symbols
- Yellow is note names
- Blue covers time values, and
- Green tests intervals (both on the staff and in letter names)
What’s in the pdf?
- Small sized game board
- Large sized game board (This is split over four sheets, but there is also a large versions so you can send it to a commercial printer if you wish.)
- Four sets of game cards
What else do you need?
- Game tokens
How to Assemble
- Get the pdf by filling in your details below.
- Print the game instruction and your chosen sized board (you do not need both game boards).
- Print the game cards double sided.
- Cut apart the game cards.
- Laminate everything if possible.
- If using the large game board carefully tape the pieces together at the back.
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How to Play
- Place tokens on circle to start.
- Each player takes turns to roll the dice.
- The player moves to that space, and takes a corresponding card.
- If they correctly name the musical symbol/interval/note shown on the card, the player moves an extra step. If incorrect the player stays on the space.
- If the space landed on has a ladder, and the player answer the question correctly, the player moves up the ladder.
- If the space landed on has a banana and the player answers incorrectly the player slides down the banana.
- The first to reach the star is the winner.
What other games would you like to see?
Is there a concept that you wish was covered in a game somehow? Or a resource that your studio is missing?
Please let me know in the comments and I’ll try to cover it soon!