Tuesday, November 25, 2014

King of the Mountain: Roadkill-Style

One of my students' favorite games is King of the Mountain. The best thing about this game is that you can use this game to practice ANY rhythms or solfege.

Here's how to play:

Each student reads 2 rhythm cards - the card to the left of them & then their own card. 

See my cuties below to see the game in action!

And of course, when someone gets the rhythm incorrect, that person goes to the "bottom" of the mountain, where the roadkill card is located. Everyone below them on the mountain has to move up one card.

This is the game that helped me break into the hearts of my new students that didn't want to like me. It was challenging enough to be fun, but easy enough to be successful. Plus, it was super silly to get the rhythm wrong and be the "roadkill" so no one's "feelers" got hurt.

And when I brought the cards out again this year, my 5th graders perked up and told the new kids, "You'll like this." My. Heart.

I sell several versions in my TpT store!

Have you had a great game that your kids just love?

Share below in the comments! I'd love to hear from you!