Move with the Alphabet
It is good to use the body when kids are learning new things to make the new things stick. Here they can learn the music alphabet with lots of fun movements.
Print out the first page, preferably in a big size, and hang it in your studio so all students can see it. You can take turns finding a letter and moving like the animal it corresponds to.
The cards can be printed and laminated. Put them in a pile and let the kids pick one card at a time and pretend to be the animal that corresponds to the letters. You can also mix the cards and let your students put them in the correct order.
You can also compose melodies by letting the students pick the cards that match the tones they can play. Figure out how many tones should be in the song and write them down as you pick the cards.
You can print the circle and pin the arrow with a paperclip and use it as a wheel of fortune. All of the games with the cards can also be played with the circle.
Get moving & having fun!
Anne is a flute teacher based in Denmark with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She is always in the search for new fun ways to teach the flute and most recently she was trained as a Music Mind Games teacher. She completed her masters degree in flute and flute pedagogy at Nordjysk Music Conservatorium in Denmark. At Rudersdal Music School, where she teach the flute, she also teaches elementary music education. Anne completed a degree in Art and Culture intermediary from the University College Sjælland. Her favorite color is red and yellow like a beautiful sunset. Due to a lack of good flute method books in Danish for little students, Anne wrote her own flute method book! This book is now being translated to English by her daughter. It is important to Anne that kids who start learning music at an early age are given the best start which includes a lot of laughter and fun games. You can read more about Anne's flute method book at www.minfloejtebog.dk or visit her at minfloejtebog.dk on Instagram.