If your young piano students are struggling with their understanding of finger numbers, then they need to fasten their seat belts and get ready to have a blast with Gastropod Grand Prix!
Gastropod Grand Prix is one of four hilarious piano games that subscribers to Teach Piano Today’s PianoGameClub have been receiving in April.
It also happens to be the theme for the sight-reading printable we’re sharing with all Teach Piano Today readers in today’s post.
But before we get to the printable, we want to take a quick moment to preview April’s games from PianoGameClub. If you’re not already a member of PianoGameClub and want to kick your theory teaching up a notch, click on the image below to check out Gastropod Grand Prix, Spiders Need Snuggles Too, Get To Grandma and Swim The Spout.
Then, If you like what you see and want to become a member, visit PianoGameClub here to sign up today for just $8 monthly. Note: These games are available until April 30th, 2018 only.
Finger Number Fun With Sight-Reading Snails
We hope you enjoyed the preview of April’s games!… Now, let’s get to today’s printable! If you’re looking for a fun way to reinforce finger numbers than today’s activity will get a real workout in your studio.
Before you begin, click on the image below (or click here), print out the activity, and then read the following instructions to your student:
- Close your eyes while your teacher uses a colored crayon to draw a line that begins at the snail, passes through six puddles, and ends at the mushrooms.
- Open your eyes. Place your right hand on the piano so that your thumb rests on Middle C. Play the finger number pattern created by the path drawn by your teacher in Step 1.
- Next, your teacher will draw a path with a different crayon so you can play again. Try this activity using your left hand.
5 Reasons You Should Be Using Game-Based Learning…
Every single day Trevor and I see teachers using PianoGameClub games to bring learning to life. Piano games are so much more than a fun reward at the end of a lesson. Teachers who use piano games do so for the following reasons:
- Kids’ attention spans are reset following a brief break away from the piano.
- Piano games allow teachers to isolate specific skills for hyper-focused instruction.
- Kids associate enjoyable experiences with theory when they play piano games.
- Piano games are a boatload of fun in group piano lessons!
- Piano games are great homework helpers that can be played with family and friends.