Build a Beetle – Treble Clef Note Recognition game


A fun game to support strong note recognition skills in the treble clef. Designed with pitch ranges suitable for beginner/intermediate woodwind players. Use online or as a printable resource.

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This game (for 1 or more players) supports the learning of note recognition skills in the treble clef.

Designed with woodwind instrumentalists in mind – with pitch ranges covering the lower register of the clarinet to the higher notes likely to be encountered by intermediate flautists.

Use in general music lessons, instrumental lessons, or as an activity for students to use at home. Print and laminate for extra durability, or play online (in a platform that supports screen-sharing and annotation to mark students progress around the game board)

How to use this game

It’s time to build a beetle…

  • Each player places a token on the board and needs a pencil and piece of paper on which to draw their beetle
  • Players take turns to roll a dice and move their token around the board
  • The player should identify each note they land on, and draw the corresponding part of their beetle
  • The body must be drawn first. The head must be drawn before the eyes and antennae
  • The first player to complete their beetle is the winner
  • A single player may play against the clock – set a timer and see how quickly you can complete your beetle

Additional information


Primary School (4-11)


Beginner (Initial), Early Elementary (Grade 1), Elementary (Grade 2), Early Intermediate (Grade 3)

Resource Type


Teaching Focus

Note Reading