Build a Zebra – Note Recognition Game


A fun game to support note reading skills in the bass and treble clef. Use in online teaching, or as a printable resource.

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

  • Each player places a token on the board and needs a pencil and piece of paper on which to draw their zebra
  • 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 zebra
  • The body must be drawn first. The head must be drawn before the eyes and nose
  • The first player to complete their zebra is the winner
  • A single player may play against the clock – set a timer and see how quickly you can complete your zebra


Additional information


Primary School (4-11)


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

Teaching Focus

Note Reading