[Updated: To make it easier, all the Animal Alphabet Search & Find pages are now in two bundles. Bass B to treble G are in bundle 1, and Bass C up to A (below middle C) are in bundle 2. There are 12 pages total.]
Today I am posting the second in a series of “Search and Find” games. A few days ago I posted Search and Find Middle C. Please go to the link for more directions. This game is for young beginners who are just starting to learn notes on the staff. Students will notice that the D for dog is the same drawing as the dog in D is for Doughnuts that I posted a little while back. The student that I made this for cannot read. But she is learning her sounds, and made the D sound for dog. I love it when I can combine a little language arts and math into piano lessons. The song D is for Doughnuts (which unapologetically uses only one note, but has a teacher duet) can be used along with this game. My student loves to cover all the D’s with our magnetic bingo chips wand. As soon as I get the games for E, F, G, B and A made, I’ll post them. Please, if you have a blog, feel free to post a link, but do not post the actual picture or re-blog this post.
Help me out. Do you think I need a song that uses just C, with no G on it, and G song with only one note? I have been using Pat the Cat Patting Song and teaching C and G together. It works for me, but I am curious what other teachers think. Take this quick poll. It is totally anonymous.
- Search and Find D (free printable from my website)
- Magnetic bingo chips to use with a magnetic wand, or other game tokens you have on hand
- Print the game board
- Place bingo chips next to the game board
- Instruct the student to find and cover all the middle D’s
Directions for other ways to use the game
- Play using a timer and make it a game to see how fast the student can cover the middle D’s.
- Laminate the game board or place into a sheet protector and let the students circle the middle D’s with a dry erase marker.
- Print a copy for the student’s binder and ask the student to circle all the D’s with their favorite color crayon.
- Hand the student note flash cards (such as the Fly Flash Cards) one at time. If the card is a D, they cover it with a bingo chip. After they see the card, they give it back so you will have enough D’s to cover them all.
- To learn how to visually identify middle D on the staff
- To improve fine motor skills in the fingers by picking up the small game tokens
- Preschool and early elementary ages