Teaching piano has many benefits, but one of the biggest benefits (in my opinion!) is the fact that it keeps me young! After all, in what other profession is “goofiness” encouraged and appreciated as much as it is in a piano studio?
And the thing is… goofy works. Young children respond to humor. They remember moments when they laughed. And if you can connect those happy memories with important piano concepts… well, then you have just stumbled upon a pretty powerful teaching tool!
You may have noticed that Trevor and I specialize in quirky and goofy. Our 10-year-old daughter has started to roll her eyes at us… but that hasn’t stopped us from continuing to unleash light-hearted and unique teaching materials that bring humor to piano lessons through our PianoBookClub and PianoGameClub materials. Today’s freebie printable is no different!
Bass Clef Note Reading With A Goofy Monster Printable
When your young piano students begin note reading, it’s important to isolate just a few notes at a time. This isolation allows your students to experience frequent success without confusing or overwhelming them. It also allows you to discover exactly what your student needs in terms of explanations and extra practice
Today’s printable (see download instructions below) will help you to zero-in on Bass Clef A-B-C for your young piano students who are note reading in Middle C Position. It can be prepped in seconds and requires only the printable, a die, and a pencil.
How To Play:
Your piano kids will love helping the goofy monster reach his favorite summertime treat! Get off the bench and have fun as your students race to roll a die, draw notes on bass clef staves and create pathways from the goofy monsters to the treats.
- Before the game begins, have your student circle her favorite summer treat at the bottom of the page.
- Next, instruct your student to roll a die until it displays a number that corresponds with one of the three die images. Below that image, have your student draw its corresponding note (A, B, or C) on the first staff.
Step 2 is repeated until your student has drawn a note on each staff below one of the three die images, creating a pathway from a monster to its treat. Did a monster reach the circled treat first? If so, your student wins!
Where To Find Today’s Printable
We love sharing “kid-friendly” printables that are visually appealing and fun to use. To make all of our printables easy to find we are putting them up on WunderKeys.com. These printables will correlate with the Pimer-Level and Book 1 WunderKeys Method books coming out very soon!
Click here or on the image above to access today’s printable. While you’re happily printing, be sure to take a look at our completely re-vamped WunderKeys Piano for Preschoolers books. We’ve made it so easy to teach piano lessons to children ages 3-5!