Candyland – Music Style

This is a fun variation of the game Candyland. This great idea came from Rachel on the Yahoo piano teachers group. To make this game, you will need a Candyland game. On each square, write A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. On the pink candy spaces, draw a bass clef, treble clef, piano, forte, mezzo forte, and a double bar line. Draw a card from the pile, name the note, and move to the corresponding space. If you draw a card with double notes, you get to move double the spaces.

Sometimes I will send this home with children who are struggling with notes, and tell them it counts as practice time. They love that, and come back the next week much better at their notes.

I also made up cards that show the notes on the keyboard, so this game can be used when teaching that skill as well.

CandylandCandy Land Cards Bass C to Treble G

Candyland Cards Set B Add this to the previous set, and you will have all notes from Low C to High C.

Candyland Cards – keyboard notes

 

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14 Responses

  1. This is AWESOME! I’m going to do a candy theme next semester at my studio and this is perfect for it.

  2. How neat! I’ll have to use this for next semester! I found out very quickly my students love a teacher who involves games

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  13. Reblogged this on Andrea Coyle's and commented:
    I just made this game for our studio! It was an extremely easy and inexpensive game. If you have an old copy of Candyland laying around I highly recommend making one! I’ve divided up the cards so that my students get more practice with treble clef (violinists and violists!). I purchased a new version of this game at Walmart for only $5.92. It doesn’t have as many pink squares though. Oh well! Thank you Layton Music for the wonderful printable!

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