This week we played instrument bingo.  It’s a simple game where kids listen to sound clips of instruments, online, then put the bingo chip on the game card covering the instrument they think makes that sound.

The game cards can easily be created on word using clip art from Google images.  It does take a little time to actually make the cards.  The simplest way is to print out the game cards on full sheet label paper then adhere them to really heavy card stock.  The bingo chips are actually poker chips.

For the sound clips I used:
http://www.dsokids.com
http://www.soundsnap.com

I drew instrument names randomly and then pulled up the sound on one of the two web sites.  It was almost as quick as using a bingo machine.

It was a great activity for assessing instrument awareness and sound connections.  The kids really enjoyed it.

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