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Note Reading Ruckus

Posted by Merrily James on Jan 8, 2019 12:17:58 AM

Note Reading Ruckus Game File 1

Note Reading Ruckus Game File 2

Players: 2 players

Musical Objective: To move a game marker to any square on the top row of the game board

Game Objective: To reinforce note reading in G position

Setting It Up: 

Players should sit beside one another with the game board placed in front and the deck of playing cards placed to the side. Player 1 should place his game marker on the square in the bottom row marked with a green dot and Player 2 should place her game marker on the square in the bottom row marked with a white dot.

Materials: One game board, two small game markers (buttons), 18 Note Cards

Playing The Game:

  1. Player 1 draws the top card from the deck of playing cards, names the note on the back of the card, and then performs any one of the following moves:

    1. He moves his game marker forward to the closest square containing a note name that matches the note image on the playing card.

    2. He moves his game marker to the left to the closest square containing a note name that matches the note image on the playing card.

    3. He moves his game marker to the right to the closest square containing a note name that matches the note image on the playing card.

    4. He moves his game marker backward to the closest square containing a note name that matches the note image on the playing card. This move usually represents a “last resort” option.

    5. He uses the dry erase pen to color in any square on the game board containing a note name that matches the note image on the playing card. This creates a “blocked square” that players must move around in subsequent turns.

  2. When moving his game marker in a selected direction, Player 1 must go to the closest matching square; sliding (skipping) over squares that do not match the name of the note image on the playing card.

  3. During any one turn, Player 1 may only move his game marker in a straight line. He cannot move diagonally