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I like material that can be used more than one way, so that is how I designed this interval bingo game. Worksheets and theory books are useful, but students enjoy games more and retain concepts better when playing a game or some other hands-on activity. Well, at least that has been my experience! You can play the short version of this game in less than 5 minutes.
There are 3 pages in this printable, two pages of bingo cards and 1 page of calling cards. If you do not want to use the calling cards, print only the first 2 pages.
I had a lot of fun designing the graphics for this game. I hope your students enjoy it!
- Interval Bingo Game printable cards, cut in half
- Calling cards, cut up
- Bingo chips or tokens to cover the squares (magnetic wands are fun!)
- For a quick game in a private lesson, the student and teacher alternate selecting calling cards from the stack and covering the correct interval with a bingo chip. The goal is to cover three squares in a row in any direction.
- At a group lesson, play “blackout” where students cover all the squares on their card. When the calling cards are used up, shuffle and re-use.
- For ear training, the teacher can play the intervals and the students put a bingo chip on the correct interval.
- Students can sing the intervals.
- To learn to quickly Identify diatonic intervals on the grand staff
- Late elementary students