Winter Music: 25 Interactive PDF Games for Christmas, Winter, and Beyond 2016

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Nice variety of cultures represented. There is so much in this set! I mostly send just the songs but the other activities seem great too


Looking for fresh, engaging ways to keep students learning in December and beyond?! This set of 25 Interactive PDF games will have your students practicing music concepts including melody, rhythm, recorder, and treble clef in exciting ways. These games work well for whole group, virtual learning days, stations and centers, and for sub plans!

What you can expect:

You will get a PDF that has a link to a Dropbox folder. All games have been added to the Dropbox file. This is due to the large size of the bundle.

Note: Not every game will contain every rhythmic and melodic concept. The concepts I have chosen are based on pacing for the Kodály Sequence as organized in The American Methodology book. For anytime games, I have included a greater variety of concepts to practice!

Rhythmic Sets Include (Where Applicable):

  • quarter & beamed eighth notes (ta ti-ti)
  • quarter rest
  • half note
  • beamed sixteenth notes (tika-tika)
  • beamed eighth - 2 sixteenth notes (ti-tika)
  • beamed 2 sixteenth - eighth notes (tika-ti)
  • eighth - quarter - eighth (syncopa)
  • dotted quarter - eighth note (tam-ti)
  • eighth note - dotted quarter (ti-tam)
  • dotted eighth - sixteenth (tim-ka)
  • compound meter (6/8)

Melodic Sets Include (Where Applicable):

  • so-mi/sol-mi
  • la
  • do
  • re (mrd) only
  • re (pentatonic)
  • low la
  • low so/low sol
  • fa
  • ti

With in the set you will get:

** 10 Christmas themed games including:

  • Santa's Name Game: Rhythm Reading & Recorder Practice
  • Tuneful Trees: Aural Decoding (due to Adobe Flash no longer being available, the file will not play the audio examples)
  • Santa's Mischievous Elves: Rhythm Reading + more!
  • Present Sorting: Melodic Stick to Staff Practice
  • Reindeer Training: Rhythm Reading and Body Percussion
  • Santa's List: Melodic Reading and Writing Practice
  • Santa's Missing Hat: Rhythm Writing
  • Singing Santa's: Melodic Reading
  • Story Time with Santa: Rhythm Memory
  • Santa Builds a Snowman: Melodic Progressive Reading

** 7 Winter themed games including:

  • Jack Frost Rhythms: Rhythm Reading & Memory
  • Troll Tunes: Melodic Reading
  • Frozen Journey: Rhythm Reading & Improvisation
  • Snow Fairy Melodies: Melodic Stick to Staff Reading
  • Snow Day Rhythms: Rhythm Reading & Body Percussion
  • Snow Resort Melodies: Melodic Reading
  • Penguin's Juggled Rhythms: Rhythm Reading

** 8+2 Anytime games including:

  • Hairy Rhythms: Rhythmic Reading
  • Cookie Time Melodies: Melodic Reading Stick to Staff
  • Poisoned Apple Rhythms: Rhythm Reading, Memory, & Inner Hearing
  • Ice Cream Truck Melodies: Aural Decoding (due to Adobe Flash no longer being available, the file will not play the audio examples)
  • Billy Goat Rhythms: Rhythm Reading
  • Orff & Sing Patterns: Melodic Reading & Orff Orchestration
  • Rhythm Soccer Practice: Rhythm Reading
  • Robotic Melodies: Melodic Reading, Writing, Improvisation
  • BONUS: Glass Slipper Treble Clef Games: Treble Clef Reading
  • BONUS: Hansel and Gretel Recorder Games

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Winter Music: 25 Interactive Google Slides Games for Christmas, Winter, and Beyond 2020

25 Music Games of Christmas, Winter and Beyond, 2015 Edition

Christmas Songs from Around the World for the Music Room, A Growing Bundle

How to Build a Snow Globe, Bundled Set

Christmas Beat Strips

Santa’s Rhythm Racers, Bundle #1

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