Penguin Snap Game – Time Signatures and Note Values
A fun penguin themed resource to improve students’ understanding of note values, rest values and time signatures.
This printable game is designed to reinforce an understanding of time signatures, note values and rest values.
For 2 or more players.
Play snap using the cards – match cards with the same time signature.
Other ways to use the cards:
- Use the cards as rhythm flashcards—show them to your students and ask them to clap/play the rhythm shown. Body percussion can be used to play the rhythms. Award students penguin points for each correct rhythm—how many points can they earn in a minute?
- Lay the cards face down and play a game of matching pairs—for each turn a player turns over two cards. If they have the same time signature the player keeps the cards. Replace them face-down if they have different time signatures.
- Arrange a selection of cards (with the same time signature) in different orders and use as a starting point for improvisation/composition work. Think about how articulation, tempo and dynamics can be used to change the mood of the phrases.
Primary School (4-11)
Beginner (Initial), Early Elementary (Grade 1), Elementary (Grade 2), Early Intermediate (Grade 3)