Halloween Music Game: Feed the Pumpkin Sight-Reading in Middle C Position

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Feed the Pumpkin is a printable Halloween sight-reading and ear training game that reviews the notes of Middle C Position (Bass F to Treble G, F3 to G4). These 20 minor key melody cards help beginning piano students strengthen their sight-reading and aural skills with a fun hands-on Halloween activity. Fabulous to use in piano lessons, group piano, music class, as a review, and more!

Number of Pages: 9
Resource Format: Zip, PDF

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Feed the Pumpkin is a printable Halloween sight-reading and ear training game that reviews the notes of Middle C Position (Bass F to Treble G, F3 to G4). These 20 minor key melody cards help beginning piano students strengthen their sight-reading and aural skills with a fun hands-on Halloween activity. Fabulous to use in piano lessons, group piano, music class, as a review, and more!

 

Feed the Pumpkin Halloween sight-reading activity includes:

  • 20 task cards help your students work on their reading and listening skills.
  • Includes 10 melodies by famous composers, often chosen to represent Halloween.
  • Includes 10 traditional folk tun melodies originally in major keys, but presented in minor keys in this activity to maintain the Halloween theme.
  • Each card includes one musical example in 3/4 or 4/4 time.
  • Notes and rests: Quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests, half rests, whole rests.
  • Articulation: Staccato, legato, accents.
  • Accidentals: Sharps and flats.
  • Includes instructions for teacher/student game and student only game.
  • Includes bonus safe YouTube links for each musical example.
  • Click here for assembly instructions and more game options.
  • Download the Feed the Music Monster Treble Clef Middle C Position set for free.

 

How this Halloween sight-reading game benefits your piano students

  • Helps them focus on the details of a very short piece of music (4 measures).
  • Gives them the opportunity to sight-read simplified versions of pieces by famous composers as well as several familiar folk tunes.
  • Provides a way for students to view sight-reading as a fun activity.
  • This Halloween sight-reading activity is beneficial for students in private lessons and group piano lessons.

 

Using this Halloween sight-reading game with your students

This fun and versatile game can easily be used in a variety of settings. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Private piano lessons
  • Group piano classes or group lessons
  • Music camps
  • Piano parties
  • As an ice-breaker activity
  • A team-building activity
  • In a game station after a Halloween recital
  • Instead of sight-reading from books or formal sight-reading materials
  • To introduce some of the standard pieces that are often used as “Halloween music” (In the Hall of the  Mountain King, Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, etc.) – Safe YouTube links are included in the download.

 

Game Option #1: Teacher and Student: Halloween Ear Training

  1. Place the cards into a container and shake to shuffle.
  2. The student draws 2 cards.
  3. The teacher plays the melody on one of the cards.
  4. If the student correctly chooses which melody the teacher played, the student feeds that card to the pumpkin and puts the other card back into the shuffle bag. If the student chooses incorrectly, both cards go back into the shuffle bag.
  5. Continue playing until you run out of time or all the cards have been fed to the pumpkin.

 

Game Option #2: Student Only: Halloween Sight-Reading

  1. Place the cards into a container and shake to shuffle.
  2. The student draws a card and plays the melody.
  3. If the student plays the melody correctly, the student feeds the card to the pumpkin.
  4. If the student plays the card incorrectly, the card goes back into the shuffle bag.
  5. The student continues playing until all the cards have been fed to the pumpkin, or until you run out of time.

 

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Storing and Organizing the Halloween Sight-Reading Game Cards

I love storing these game cards in colorful 4×6 photo boxes like these (affiliate link). They are my favorites because they’re the perfect size, and the colors are vibrant and fun!

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These 20 sight-reading and ear training music task cards help beginning piano students strengthen their sight-reading and aural skills in a fun and engaging way.

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