Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pumpkins and Ghosts Game

I am linking up with Elizabeth at Organized Chaos for Fermata Fridays linky party! 
Oh my goodness, had my first graders this morning and needed a quick rhythm review. I've had these foam ghosts and pumpkins, some have glitter, some don't for a couple years now. I think I got them in the craft section of Wal-Mart or maybe at Dollar Tree.  They were cheap, regardless. I used them last year for rhythms (pumpkin= eighth notes, ghost= quarter note) and it was perfect review today!  They had to decode the rhythm I laid out in pumpkins or ghosts, sat in two teams and oh, did we have fun! They were PUMPED!!! Hilarious, and great rhythm writing practice!!! I gave them the choice of using notation with heads or without (stick notation).  What a blast!  See below pictures for explanation!!!
You could do this same game with any seasonal foam manipulatives, snowflakes, stars, etc. that fit quarter note/eighth note notation!


  1. Love it! I got some little foam shapes for Halloween a long time ago but I didn't think to use the names of the objects as the rhythms- duh! :) Thanks so much for sharing. This is another winner for sure :) #fermatafridays

  2. OK...I'm probably just being blonde, but what are the paper towels used for?? Thanks!! Can't wait to do this with my kids!! Thanks!

    1. HAHA!! OK- dry erase boards need to be wiped in between writing so the kids use them to wipe the boards off. :)


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