If you’ve been a reader of TeachPianoToday for some time you’ll know that we place a lot of value on visual appeal – eye-catching and beautiful materials, music, games… it really matters to us. Why? Because we know it matters to piano kids!
So when we came up with the the idea for Piano Practice Pegs I was super excited. They combine the “Oh! So cool!” factor that kids crave, with a motivating method for kids to track their own piano practice progress.
DIY Piano Practice Pegs
All you need to make your own set of practice pegs are some clothes pegs, some glue and our Piano Practice Peg Printable that we’re sharing today!
After you’ve assembled your Practice Peg (super easy… I promise!), simply clip it to the top of your students’ current pieces and instruct them to move the Practice Peg one “space” on the card for each day they practice. Their goal is to reach the last space on the card by their next lesson.
Today we’re sharing a spring-themed version (move the bumblebee along the flowers) and a racecar theme (move the car along the traffic lights).
Directions for Assembly:
1. Print and cut out and the Practice Peg card and “marker” (bumblebee or racecar).
2. Glue the marker to the top of a clothes peg (hit up your local dollar store if you don’t dry your laundry the romantic way on a clothes line)
3. Clip the Practice Peg card along with the clothes peg marker to the top of your piano students’ current pieces!
You can use the card and practice peg over and over again for each new piece that is assigned. A great bonus? It also doubles as a bookmark for your piano students to quickly find their current pieces that need to be practiced.
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