A kid-favorite game for practicing reading!!
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Will grow to include 424 cards using Six Eight, Ka-tim, Tim-ka, Ti Tam, Tam Ti, Syncopa, Ti Tika, Tika Tika, Half Note, Ta, TiTi and Ta Rest (what language you use doesn’t matter!).
One student is chosen to be the King/Queen (Drawing popsicle sticks makes this so much easier!). The person to their right is the next highest player on the mountain (2nd place). The person to that person’s right is the 3rd, and this continues all the way around so that the person to the King’s left is in last place. The goal of the game is to work your way up to the top of the mountain and be in the king’s position.
The king starts the game by reading their card, with a steady beat, as well as the card of another player from anywhere in the circle. The player who’s card is read must then read their card and then another player’s card. This continues until someone makes a mistake. The rhythms on the card must be read with a steady beat and without missing a beat in between players.
If a player makes a mistake, they go to the bottom position in the mountain (the seat to the king’s left) and all the other players advance up a position. The cards stay in the same place, and do not move. Only the players change position. The king starts the play again, once everyone has changed position. Play can continue as long as the teacher wishes.