INTRODUCING ‘D’

I used this game as part of my ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’ rote learning piece. It’s a great way to introduce or reaffirm the note ‘D’ for young learners.

YOU WILL NEED

  • Plastic Eggs that break in half from a cheap store
  • Miniature plastic Dinosaurs that fit on piano keys
  • Basket
  • We’re Going on an Egg Hunt book by Laura Hughes

WHAT TO DO

  1. Place a dinosaur in 9 eggs and hide them around the room. You’ll end up with 9 eggs after the excitement of the last and tenth egg in the book, if that’s what you’re using.
  2. Play the ‘We’re going on an egg hunt’ page with the student, and open the flaps to see how many eggs to gather. The student then finds that many eggs and collects them in a basket.
  3. Play the next pages until it’s time to collect eggs again.
  4. Students will not collect an egg for the last, big egg. Go straight onto the next pages and finish the song. It’s quite exciting!
  5. Once the piece is finished, open the eggs to find the DINOSAURS. Ask which letter the word DINOSAUR starts with.
  6. Show that the note D is between a group of TWO black notes on the piano.

D7. Ask your child to place a dinosaur on every D they can find on the piano.

This is a great way to lead into a game of Dinosaurs and Dragons.

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