Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guitar String Counting Game

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Here's a simple counting and drawing game that was inspired by this guitar string game I saw on No Time for Flashcards.  It's a perfect blend of counting, drawing, and writing, all with a musical theme!

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To make this game, I cut out a large guitar shape out of cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo, but you can also just print off a guitar shape using your printer.  I only have a black and white printer, so I prefer to add color by using cardstock and my Cameo.  I then glued the guitar to another piece of cardstock and laminated it.  The other materials that are needed are a die and a dry erase crayon/marker.

To play, simply roll the die, count the number of dots, and draw the corresponding number of strings onto the guitar.  Since J has been writing words, letters, and numbers independently for quite awhile now (which still amazes me since he's only 3 1/2!!), he also wrote the correct number on the sheet.

Here are some pictures of J playing the game.  He had such a blast with this game that he was constantly wiggling, making it impossible to get a decent picture!

For some extra fun and creativity, you can have your child decorate the guitar.

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