It’s group week again in my studio! I’ve got some new Halloween-themed games and activities planned, and thought I’d try to get them all posted toward the beginning of this week in case anyone else was looking for some last-minute ideas for holiday-themed activities to use in lessons.
To review intervals this week, my students will have a spooky task: put together a skeleton puzzle! I found this terrific site with a large-scale printable skeleton:
To play this game, students are divided into 2 (or more) teams. Each team receives a deck of interval cards and a complete, unassembled skeleton. Choose a team to go first. They begin by identifying an interval, then adding a corresponding number of bones to their skeleton. Play continues with each team taking turns in sequence. The first team to complete a skeleton wins!
The interval cards in the picture are available on my website (scroll down and look for a file named “Interval Tower Cards“). This game could easily be adapted to review note and rest values by using a different set of cards. If you’re feeling crafty, you could also replace the skeleton and use this game for other months – perhaps a turkey with lots of feathers for November, or a Christmas Tree and ornaments for December!