My 16-year-old son, Matthew, is a self-proclaimed comic book nerd.
He's all about Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel, and Stan Lee. (In case you don't know, Stan Lee is the creator of Spiderman and we actually got to MEET him in person at Comic Con a couple years ago!)
But I digress.....
Because our entire family has become a little comic book crazy, I decided to create a music game with a "superhero" theme: Super Monkey Music Race!
And - because we need more superheroes in this world - I'm making this game FREE!
I've written before how important I think it is for teachers to make time for games. Philip Johnston talks about it in The Dynamic Studio and I've seen firsthand how it thrills my students!
If you're one of those teachers who think they's no time for games, you'll LOVE Super Monkey Music Race because it's just that - super quick!
There's no gameboard for Super Monkey Music Race. Instead, students play it right at the piano!
Players race from the low end of the piano to the high end of the piano. The winner is whoever gets to the highest treble key first! (Sometimes I use my iwako erasers as the game pieces and sometimes I'll just use candy kisses.)
I've included cards for every level. There are letter and keyboard cards for pre-readers. Older students will have to figure out full words on the staff.
It's definitely a quick game - and you might actually have to race up AND down the keyboard if you need to make it last a little longer!
Get your download below. I hope you enjoy and I'd love to hear your feedback!
Make lessons more fun!
This game is a fun way to review note identification AND keyboard geography at the same time!
Includes playing cards for students at ALL levels!
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Hi there! I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. I'm also a piano teacher and founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers.