Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shut the {Music} Box!

My 3rd grade students have been working on remembering their note values. We've played several games recently to help them work on this skill, including "Rhythm War." After finding the "Shut the Box" game on Pinterest, I decided to give it a whirl and my students have really enjoyed it!

To play, students work with partners and take turns trying to mark off as many numbers in their row as possible. They roll the dice and can either mark off the note values separately or add them together. For example, if they rolled a half note and a quarter note, they could mark off a 2 and a 1 or they could add them together and mark off 3. The object of the game is to get the most boxes crossed off.

(You can see the original blog post at Notable Music Studio and print off the game board here: