This piano game is designed to help younger students learn the names of the keys. Each time the child answers correctly, he gets another scoop of ice cream. Before long, he’s got a towering jumbo ice cream cone that he’s really proud of. You can print this game for free and to play with your piano students.
Jumbo Ice Cream Cone
Purpose: Review the names of the keys on the keyboard.
Materials: Jumbo Ice Cream Printout.
Preparation: Print the printout on card stock and cut out each piece.
Set Up: Give the child a cone and have him sit facing you. Keep the ice cream scoops with you.
How to Play in a Private Piano Lesson: In this fun game, the student gets to build a super tall jumbo ice cream cone.
Hold up a scoop of ice cream for the child to see. If the child can correctly say the letter name on the first try, he gets to add the ice cream to his cone. If he isn’t able to name it on the first try, help him by pointing out how we can identify that key by looking at the black key groups. Then place that scoop of ice cream back in the pile to come back to later.
Display another ice cream scoop. If the child can correctly name this key on the first try, he gets to add it to his cone, and make his ice cream cone even taller. Continue play with all the cards. When a child cannot correctly answer on the first try, review with him and then place it back in the pile to come back to. The game is over when the child has correctly identified all the keys and built a jumbo ice cream cone.
How to Play in a Group Piano Lesson: In this fun game, kids compete to build the tallest jumbo ice cream cone.
Print multiple copies of the game. Have students sit in a circle and give each student an ice cream cone. Hold up an ice cream scoop and ask the first student to name the key. If they answer correctly, hand the scoop to the student to add to their cone. If they answer incorrectly, place the scoop at the pack of the pile and then quiz the next student with a new scoop.
Go around the circle several times, giving each student multiple opportunities to earn scoops. At the end of the game, the student with the tallest jumbo ice cream cone wins.
You can use this same printable to play a variety of fun games with your piano students, so be creative. We use these ice cream scoops a ton in my group Intro to Piano class, and the students love it.
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