I found some Avery magnetic paper/sheets in my craft stash when I was spring cleaning, and I decided it was time to stop hoarding and actually use them. I have seen teachers use them on baking sheets, so I made them to fit one of mine. You can purchase the magnetic sheets at any office supply store, and they are fun but pricey. If you want to save money but still have them magnetic, print on card stock and glue magnet strips on the back, or just use it without being magnetic.
The printable is simple because I made it for a beginner. The student will match the note or symbol to the corresponding answer. It contains only rhythm note values from quarter notes to whole notes and very simple vocabulary words. I used some basic terms and a few challenge cards that can be used with young children. Keep the magnets in a zip lock bag and let the student play with it right before or after a lesson.
Notice I used the graphics from my ladybug series, so you can coordinate with that if you have a summer theme.
Print on magnetic 8 1/2 x 11 sheets such as Avery #3270. Notice that the entire sheet is a magnet, and you will cut out your magnet cards. Please read the instructions on the magnetic sheets carefully and print a test page on plain paper. Decide before hand which side to insert so your printer will print on the correct side.
There are 2 pages to print, and it is best to print each page separately. Under “Pages to Print”, select page 1, and if that prints correctly, select and print page 2. Cut along the dotted lines.
Students use the cards by matching the picture with a number or symbol to the corresponding answer, as you can see in my picture above. The colored graphics are just for fun and make the game more visually appealing. With little ones, I often make up stories as I do activities with them. Ask if they know why the ladybird likes dotted half notes!