Last Saturday, I held another Piano Party for my students. I had record attendance: 14 students! Here’s a run-down of what we did:
We introduced ourselves, and shared our favorite Christmas present this year.
Christmas Recital and Name-That Tune game. Yes, I know Christmas is over! Because of how busy December often can be, I decided to try scheduling our students-only Christmas recital in early January instead. Besides, students always play their Christmas pieces through the break anyway, so they might as well do the recital after that!
I took advantage of the fact that my students would be playing familiar tunes, and held a name-that-tune game. I gave each student the worksheet below, and they had to write down the titles as they heard them. If they got it correct, they got to color in the star on the right, in order to keep track of how many they guessed correctly. This was a huge hit! Even the students who didn’t know very Christmas tunes were able to learn some new ones by the end.
You can download the Name-That-Tune worksheet by visiting the Printables > Games page and scrolling down to “Name-That-Tune – Christmas Edition.”
Snacktime: cookies & orange juice. (I don’t always provide a snack, but this time I did.)
Grand Staff Pass game. I described this game in detail yesterday — click here to read the post.
Rhythm Time Match-Up Race. This active, relay game is by Susan Paradis and Cecily. Students are divided into two teams who are racing to match all of their measures of rhythm to the correct time signature. You read more about this game here.
Music Bingo game. This is Susan Paradis’ version of Music Bingo, which is excellent. I’ve used this game many times in the past, and students always enjoy it.
Oh, what fun! 🙂