" Pull a stick from the jar, clap its rhythm. Pull another stick, clap both rhythms. If you pull the "busted" stick, you have to put all yours back. Kid with most at the end wins. Great for my Musical Stations.
" - an ice-breaker music game. Also link to some ideas for musical olympics activities.
Alcohol Inks on Yupo
Free rhythm bingo game from Teaching Children Music Más
Rock, Paper, Scissors, SING is a fun, PowerPoint music game for reinforcing so-mi melodic patterns! This is a great activity for music students to practice sight-singing on the staff because it's a fun twist on a game that most kids already love to play!
Musical Musings: I Have Who Has Rhythm Matching - gonna have to make my own version of this game!
Classroom Games and Activities for General Music - NAfME
Notable Music Studio: Piano Discovery Camp - notes in numbered buckets
Great classroom idea or primary idea. Singing Time in Fort Worth: Sing or Dare
I will change this to a money version: each rhythm is worth so much, and the "Bang!" card will say "Broke! Here is a musical version of the game BANG! It's a fun, versatile game to use with groups of students.
An awesomely fun DIY music rhythm game
Tons of music game ideas to teach steady beat and strong/weak beat. Hula hoops, beat buddies, and keep the beat games. Some would work for both elementary and private music school music classes.
Stucki's Music Class: 3 Essential Back to School Items For Music Teachers
Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level 6 - Rhythm Game
Music Centers: Rhythm Race Note Naming Edition Level 3 - R
The Music Clef: Sound Songs - fun composition idea for littles!
The Homeschool Den: More Whole Note, Half-Note, Quarter-Note Games - Music Center Games