Today I am posting a black and white puzzle to identify notes around middle C. I plan to use it as a coloring sheet to send home in their binder because I don’t have time to do this at a lesson. However, I think students might enjoy cutting it out after they color it. With Mom or Dad’s help they can put the pieces back together as they name the notes.
Another way to use this printable is to make it a game for a group lesson. Cut out enough puzzles for the students who are playing and put the puzzle pieces in a bowl. Students draw puzzle pieces one at a time and try to be the first one to put the egg back together. If they draw a note they already have, they have to put it back. Students can stick the piece down with double-sided tape. This game requires the teacher to do a lot of fine cutting, which my hands doesn’t seem to like nowadays! But it would reinforce matching skills that would be helpful for beginners. If you want to do this, email me and I’ll send you a color version you can cut out.
I use inexpensive double-sided tape that is a lot less messier than glue, so you might want to pick some up.
- To reinforce note names around middle C
- To enjoy a seasonal activity
- All elementary age children who have learned the notes around middle C
- Crayons (brown can be substituted for pink)
If cutting out and using as a puzzle, you need these materials:
- Double sided tape or glue
- Colored construction paper as the background to stick down the puzzle
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