Here is the second game in a set of 3 Christmas games. This one is a review of intervals, thanks to a suggestion from another teacher.
You will need at least 7 interval flash cards for this game. Below is the set I use, but you can make your own set if you want to modify the game. Many commercial flash card sets include intervals, so check and see if you already have some.
Students should be familiar with intervals from seconds to octaves or know how to count up the lines and spaces to identify intervals. The best way to learn intervals is to recognize the patterns of lines to spaces. However, young children often forget this so I let them count the more difficult intervals until they can remember the patterns.
Sometimes I use this rhyme for 3rds: Line to line, everything is fine. Space to space, everything is in its place.
- learn to identify intervals quickly by sight
- review intervals from 2nds to octaves if the student already knows them
- learn how to count lines and spaces to identify intervals
- practice fine motor speed and coordination
- quickly identify intervals under pressure
- play a fun seasonal game in less than 3 minutes at an individual music lesson
- Children, ages 7-10 who like cartoon graphics
- Some younger children can play if given lots of time
- Printed game board
- Interval flash cards from 2nd to octave.
- Sand timer or stop watch
- Bingo chips
Give the student a set of interval flash cards. Set the timer. The student quickly draws a flash card and places a bingo chip on the corresponding interval degree. The object is to cover all the interval degrees on the game board in the fastest time possible. Beginning students might enjoy a non-timed game better.
Tomorrow I will post the note version of this game.
I have a large set of interval flash cards (3 pages) that I made some years back. I was going to leave a link for these cards, but I discovered that I have never posted them! So I made this smaller file instead.