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“Musical Twister” is game idea for reviewing the names and symbols of notes and rests




K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  

Title – Musical Twister Game Idea
By – Patricia Trader
Primary Subject – Music
Grade Level – K-6 

Materials needed:

  • One full or queen size flat sheet;
  • colorful Sharpie pens;
  • index cards (four colors if possible).


    To learn/review the names and symbols of notes and rests.


  • Draw four of each note and rest on the sheet ( whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, eighth, and sixteenth ). The symbols should be large enough for a hand or foot to be placed on it, and spread out sufficiently to fill the entire sheet. The more colors – the more cheer.
  • Draw the same symbols on the index cards – once for each hand and foot ( right and left ).


  • Introduce/review the symbols used in the game and identify them on the sheet.
  • Divide the class into four teams, with each team assigned to each side of the sheet.
  • The game is played tag-team style, beginning with one person from each team physically playing the game. Other teammates assist in locating the appropriate symbol. After several rounds, a new player tags into the game.

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