4 Music Theory Games for Kids (Digital Print)

Whether you teach music in a classroom, in private lessons, or in a homeschool setting, your students need a solid understanding of music theory terminology, symbols, and note names. Make practicing and reviewing fun with printable music theory games. These games can be used as part of a reward/ fun day, unit review, take-home practice, or any other time you want to engage students in practicing basic music theory terms. And, with unlimited prints for your own use, you can print enough sets for a whole classroom if needed. Some of the games can even be customized by adding your own terms or questions to be reviewed.

Print Music Theory Games

1. Carnegie Hall Park. Players collect points by identifying musical terms such as dynamic markings, time signatures, note names, rests and tempo terms while avoiding parking tickets. You provide the toy cars, and this printable game set provides everything else you need for a fun review of music theory basics.

Get Carnegie Hall Park™ | Basic Skills Music Theory Board Game

Printable Game Board (Two Pages)
Instruction Sheet
24 Playing Cards
3 Parking Tickets
9 Score Cards
9 Blank Cards (For You to Add Terms and Symbols)

2. Pirate Quest. Players work their way along an adventurous path by correctly answering basic music theory questions. Review music symbols, tempo markings, note values, time signatures, and whatever other questions you’d like to add. Walk the plank cards for incorrect answers raise the stakes.

Get Pirate Quest™ | Basic Music Terms Game

30 Basic Music Term Cards
9 “Walk the Plank” Cards
Game Board
Musical Term Answer Sheet

3. The Rhythm Store. Solidify your students’ understanding of note values with this interactive game. Beats become currency in The Rhythm Store, and students must combine note values and make change to come up with correct change to make a purchase. Student shoppers will have fun while thinking about note values from a fresh perspective.

Get The Rhythm Store™ Game | Rhythm

17 Rhythm Cards
9 Price Tag Cards
Game Instructions

4. Memory. This classic memory matching game is easy to make, easy to set up, and easy to explain, but still provides valuable note name practice and friendly competition for your students. Choose from treble clef, bass clef, treble and bass clef combined, or viola clef.

Get Memory Game | Treble Clef Note Names
Get Memory Game | Bass Clef Note Names
Get Memory Game | Treble and Bass Clef Note Names
Get Memory Game | Viola Clef Note Names

Answer Key

Students don’t usually request extra music theory practice, but if it means playing any of these games, that just may change.

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