This is a good example of the kind of activity I don’t like. It requires lots of cutting, gluing, and laminating, and then it only appeals to kids of a certain age. But I created it years ago before I realized what a pain that kind of thing is, so I occasionally still trot it out.
What You Need:
- It’s easiest to just look at the picture below, but you need to create:
- 8 ice cream cones, labeled unison, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and octave
- ice cream scoops in a variety of colors with an example of intervals glued on
- Lay out the ice cream cones, face up
- Make a heap of the scoops nearby, face down
How to Play:
- The student chooses their favorite flavor of ice cream and adds the scoop to the ice cream cone with the correct interval written on it.
- When all the scoops are on, we see which cone is the tallest or which one has the most appealing flavor combination.
- To make it easier, don’t use all the possible intervals. Limit it to just seconds and thirds or whatever intervals the student has covered.
- To make it harder, give the student a time limit, or require him to name whether each interval is major, minor, perfect, etc.