Monday, 8 July 2013

Busted! An awesomely fun DIY music game!

I love games and so do my kiddos!
During the month of June, I included this fun game in our primary centre rotation.

BUSTED!
What you need:

A container of some sort. I used empty Lysol wipe containers.

Coloured tongue dipressers. I got mine from Michaels.

A thin permanent marker that you will write rhythms with. Don't forget to include some BUSTED sticks! I did 1/5 eighth notes, 1/5 quarter notes, 1/5 quarter rests, 1/5 half notes, and 1/5 Busted!.

I made a nifty label! For the upper elementary ones that I will do next year, I think I'll make a vertical label...

Put all of the sticks inside the container, with the rhythm side of each stick at the bottom.

And voila! Your game is ready to be played!

Click HERE for the game instructions and HERE the FREE printable label!

22 comments:

  1. Cute game! I love that it is simple to put together. I think I'll whip this one together when I get back to school. Thank you.

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  2. No prob Emily! Glad you liked it!

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  3. I really liked this idea as well!!! I think my younger ones will enjoy it as a center game, and I think I'll make a set for my older kids too with the harder symbols... Good job!!!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Glad you like it! I am hoping to make a set for the older kids in the Fall!

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  4. Hi Steph! One quick question! On the directions #3, does the NEXT player pull another stick and places it on the ground or does the NEXT player count player #1's rhythm, until all the students have clapped that ONE rhythm? Thanks!

    Laura

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    1. Hi Laura! You could do either, but I just have the player who pulls the rhythm clap that rhythm while other players watch and listen (and/or help). Then, it is the next player's turn.

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  5. This is GREAT! Thanks for sharing! Very quick and easy game to add to my centers! Excited to make one for both primary and secondary!

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  6. I am not seeing the directions on this page. Help?

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    1. Nevermind. I found the link. Sorry.

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  7. Hi! I know the problem is somewhere on my end, but every time I try to load the instructions, my internet crashes. Do you happen to have a file you could email me? jennfeldkamp at gmail I would really appreciate it!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this game! I think it's wonderful and I plan to use it with my intro to piano classes next week. My students are obsessed with mustaches right now, so I added sticks that say "Buster's Mustache" followed by a small mustache =) When they draw that stick, they will be allowed to have a free draw!

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  9. If a student gets the rhythm wrong, do you let their classmates help them or do they have to put their stick back? Thanks for the great game, btw!

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    1. I forgot to click the "notify me" button so I'm commenting to do that. :-)

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    2. Hi Heather, Sorry I t took me so long to get back to you! If students clap the rhythms incorrectly, their classmate helps them out. That is how we play it though and feel free to adapt to best fit your classes!

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  10. Great fun activity! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. How many sticks do you use to make a game? 15? 20? Just wondered what worked the best. Thanks!

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  12. Love it so much!!! Thanks for sharing!




    Goldenslot

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  13. How many sticks total are in the game?

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