This is a dice game that reinforces note and rest durations of whole, half and quarter value durations.
It is perfect for the spring and summer seasons! The game includes cut-outs for paper dice, but you can easily create wooden dice, and even adapt the game to include popsicle sticks drawn from a cup.
The sample you see of student work was with my fifth grade class.
This activity will require prep time, but can be sped up if you ask your students to color at the end (or not at all). Students (or you) can cut out the game pieces (flowers), then get right into rolling!
I recommend having your students in a group (see thumbnail #4). A student can roll his or her note/rest, and give the dice to the next person while the original roller records the information and places the flower on the "my musical flower garden" sheet.
EASY DIRECTIONS: Roll it, Record it, Place it!
Included in the PDF file, you will see the following:
ROLL A FLOWER GARDEN INSTRUCTIONS SHEET (ALL IN BW OR COLOR)
-Sheet with note/rest name, symbol and beat duration (Easy Difficulty)
-Sheet with note/rest name and symbol. (Medium Difficulty)
-Sheet with note/rest name and symbol, but no flower symbol (Medium Difficulty)
-Sheet with note/rest names, but no symbol or flower symbol (Hard Difficulty)
FOLLOW ALONG ROLL SHEET FOR TEN TURNS
Questions include: What is it? Draw it! # of Beats? and Total number of beats?
MY MUSICAL FLOWER GARDEN
A sheet that allows students to paste their rolled flowers onto stems.
FLOWER SHEETS (WHOLE/HALF/QUARTER DURATIONS)
-Labeled Whole Value Duration/Half Value Duration/Quarter Value Duration (Easy/Med Difficulty)
-Labeled "Flower Sheet #1, #2, #3" (Hard Difficulty)
DICE CUT-OUT TEMPLATES
I recommend purchasing wooden dice and drawing on them (see thumbnail #2) or modifying it so students are pulling popsicle sticks or paper from a cup.
-Dice with note/rest name/symbol/duration (Easy Difficulty)
-Dice with note/rest name/symbol (Medium Difficulty)
-Dice with note/rest symbol (Hard Difficulty)
NOTE AND REST DURATION REFERENCE SHEET
Optional for use in the game.