6 ‘Super Cool’ Games To Teach Kids To Read Treble & Bass Clef Notes (No Keyboard Needed)

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Did you know that one of the best ways to ensure that your kids are extremely proficient at reading music notes, is to consistently reinforce the concepts they’ve learned?

So, how do you do that? 

Here’s how. You do it with games.

What games?

Read on and I will show you some really cool games you can play with your kids. 

I have even included the necessary material with this post,  don’t forget to download it and go so far as laminating it if necessary. 

Don’t worry, you don’t need a keyboard or any musical instrument to play these games so, you can actually take them any place with you and play these games anywhere, even if you are world schooling or travelling cross country. 

Ready to get started? 


Things You Need:

– Dry Erase Marker

– Pebbles/ Coloured Beads/Mini Action Figures/Tokens/Coins/Anything Similar



1. Call out a note name and ask your child to find the corresponding ice cream note. 

2. Have your child call out the name and you find it amongst the ice cream notes. Ask your child if your choice was right or wrong (Tip: Try to get some wrong – it’s a good confidence booster for your child). 

3. Assign a specific colour pebble/bead for each note as in C – blue, D – green etc. Ask your child to place the corresponding coloured pebble on each ice cream notes and the keyboard (keyboard on the game card). 

4. Connect the correct flavour to the corresponding cone with a dry erase marker (make sure the game card is in a clear holder or laminated), Make sure that the note illustrated on the flavour and the corresponding key on the cone match with the star in it. 

5. Leave one pebble on a single flavour of ice cream. Ask your child to name the note, and leave a pebble on a cone that indicates the matching key. 

6. Call out the name of a note. Ask your child to find the note on the stave and connect it to the correct cone. The goal is to get as many right in one minute as possible. 


I would love to hear, which one is your kids favourite, so don’t forget to comment below. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


Mom, Teacher, Minimalist, Zero Waste Enthusiast, Multi Pod.

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