The other day a student was working on accidentals while his sibling was waiting. “Why don’t you play the Don’t Swipe My Sharp game?” he asked. He told me that it was one of his favorite games and it really helps to learn sharps and flats. An older students thought this game up and if you don’t use the cutesy game pieces, it makes a good game for older students.
Even if you don’t have much time in your lesson for activities, I think this one is worth it. It is really lots of fun, with players swapping playing pieces back and forth, but learning while they play.
I totally remade the playing cards with new graphics that fit a business card template, and I added a lot more “Swipe” cards, which has made the game so much more fun. Get the PDF here. There is also a page of instructions, so don’t use your business card stock on that. I included the instruction page so you can store it with your cards in case you forget how to play. If you have already downloaded this game, I hope it has helped your students!
It is hard to explain this game, even though it is easy, so I made this visual guide. If you don’t understand it, let me know.