This is a musical version of the popular fly swatter game! It's a great way to assess if students can read melodies on the staff while still having fun. To play, divide class into two (or more) teams. Display some or all of the colorful cartoon fly rhythm cards on the board. Each team receives one fly swatter and sends one player to the board. The teacher claps/says/plays one of the rhythms displayed and the first student who “swats” the correct rhythm earns a point for their team. Pass fly swatters to a different teammate each round so that all students have a chance to participate. Included are 24 playing cards at two different levels, making this game appropriate for any grade. Twelve cards use only the pitches mi, so, and la on an abbreviated three line staff. The other twelve cards use low la through high do on a traditional five line staff. A page of blanks has also been included so that you can add additional melodies.
Look for Fly Swatter Rhythm Level One and Level Two available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.