Where I live, most of the trees have lost their leaves, the sun is only making an appearance once every 5 days and the nights are closing in. It’s most definitely fall… and I know that once the excitement of Halloween is over, the “pre-winter” blahs are just around the corner. November can be a long month.
November is also a month in which I really want my students to be practicing the piano. With holiday recitals on the horizon, it’s important that my kids kick it up a notch this time of year.
So, I’m already deep in November plans to keep my students motivated, excited and… practicing. My plans include a lot of interactive play-based learning, heaps of inspiring music and plenty of motivating practice materials.
In today’s post we’re sharing one of these motivating practice materials so you too can have happy, practicing piano students during the month of November!
Our “Save The Turkey” practice pegs are the perfect pre-Thanksgiving treat for your piano kids. If you’re not from the USA and are not prepping for Thanksgiving, they also work as a cute “pre-Christmas dinner” printable… plus stay tuned for a “winter version” coming soon!
Thanksgiving-Themed Piano Practice Pegs
In the past we shared a set of two “Piano Practice Pegs”, which inspired piano students everywhere to happily jump into the daily practice groove. We’re still seeing last spring’s practice pegs popping up on piano teachers’ social media pages.
But, it’s a new season and time for a new theme. With today’s set, your piano kids will have a hoot helping the turkey “hide” from the dinner plate as they engage in daily practice.
Here’s how to use our Save The Turkey Practice Pegs:
- Download our Save The Turkey Piano Practice Pegs and print them out on card stock.
- Cut out the rectangular turkey cards and the round circles
- Glue one round circle to the top of a clothes peg
- Clip the Practice Peg Card to your piano students’ current pieces using their new clothes peg markers.
- Instruct your students to move the clothes peg one space (turkey) for each day practiced. When a turkey has been passed, it has been saved. Can they “save” all five turkeys before their next lessons?
These Practice Pegs are a great way to easily check in on home practice (if the marker hasn’t moved you likely need to have a conversation!) and are a fun way to mark the page in your student’s book for easy “flip-to it” access.
Here Is The Perfect Practice Peg Partner
These practice pegs pair beautifully with our resource “Shhhh…Your Piano Teacher Thinks This is Practice!”
Send home 5 of the 88 activities from our book and have your students move the Practice Peg one time for each completed activity. With this incredible practice book your students will learn that piano practice can be absolutely, positively, most definitely, NOT boring! Find out more here.