I keep a private Pinterest board of blog project inspo, & this paint stir stick activity was one of the pins I saved. Similar to the swipe painting project, I didn’t click through to the original project before working on a music version for the blog.
This is a great activity for pre-reading students. It’s not meant to get students to perfect or even identify notes. It’s more so that students are exposed to the types of notes & their names. It’s similar to the bunny music matching game if you made it so it matched by color.
4 colors of construction, printer, or scrapbook paper
Heavy Duty Glue
Laminating material or clear contact paper (optional)
How to play:
Have the student match the correct note to the correct name. This is a great way for young students & their parents to practice together. The student can use the colors as a way to match, and the parents can expose them to the note name. If you use this as a take home activity, make sure the student’s parents know that their student doesn’t need to identify all the notes yet; it’s more of an exposure activity to help the student see that notes have names…..& it should be a fun game!
You can also do this project with rests or other musical symbols.
I’d love to see how you use this in your studio! Please show me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
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