Classroom Music Games – The Note Bucket Game


Make up a series of large cards with a music notes or symbols that the class are currently learning, and tape them to a series of buckets.  

Then set the buckets up in front of the class and make a line with tape on the floor about five (5) feet from the buckets or less depending on the class.  The idea of the game is to see how many bean bags the students can throw into the buckets.  To receive points the students must be able to identify the notes they throw their bean bags into.  I usually set up two teams or three teams and they see who can score the most points, but this game is an excellent way to reinforce the knowledge


Submitted by Karen Collier

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  • By Jenny Keaton Reply

    This is a great idea that I used for a student music party. To add excitement, I turned it into a relay. Instead of calling out what bucket they must throw it into, they get a card, must run and toss it into the correct bucket, and then pick up a card to run back to the next runner.

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