‘Tis the season. I used this for sight reading, but it could be used for pretty much anything.
What you need:
- Cards for whatever you want to drill
- For my beginning readers, I used these one measure, C-position cards.
- For my more advanced readers, I used these lovely Christmas song flashcards from composecreate.com.
- (I have readers who were too advanced for the first option, but not advanced enough for the second option. In their case, I picked one measure out of the flashcard for them to play.)
- A game piece (I used Christmas ornaments)
- A box or basket filled with a Christmas gift
- I used leftover Halloween candy because I’m desperate to get rid of it.
- I typically don’t like giving out food. You could also use party favors, erasers, printable Christmas jokes, whatever.
- Put your flashcards face down in a circle around the box.
How to Play:
- Place the game piece on any random flashcard. The student rolls the dice and moves the piece that many flashcards ahead.
- Remove the flashcard the student lands on. They should play (or answer) that flashcard.
- Roll again and repeat. Since you are steadily removing flashcards, the circle will get smaller and smaller.
- The game ends when all the flashcards have been removed. The student can choose one gift out of the box as a reward.