Teaching

Music Corn Hole

I recently bought a bass guitar for the music room and the cardboard box was sitting there staring at me. I decided to cut the box in half to make a corn hole game.

At the time I had students working in centres and one of my centres wasn’t cutting it. I quickly replaced that centre with music corn hole. I numbered each hole so I could change up the game whenever I wanted. For the centre I had a different 4-beat rhythm to clap for each hole. I could write the rhythms up on the board and adjust it according to the grade and difficulty I needed.

Afterwards they sat on the shelf for a week before I started an “introduction to the orchestra” unit with my little ones. I got the boxes back out and had 4/5 holes assigned to an instrument family and the fifth was a free choice. It was used either as a review or a diagnostic depending on the grade, to see if they could name an instrument belonging to that family. The rule was that you could only use an instrument once and I wrote them down when a student picked it.

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