Looking for Suzuki Games? Here is one idea for Suzuki violin or cello game you can use for home practice, in your studio or as a part of your Suzuki group classes. The idea is cute and easy to do. Students love the change of pace.
Suzuki Game for Valentine’s Day
You can apply this easy game in many different ways for younger students and eventually expand for older students. It is easy to make and a great little game to use at the end of your class or when you feel the kids need something different or at home when you feel your child needs an extra challenge for practice.
What you need:
Heart shaped paper just like the picture below.
Get as many cards as the students you have or as many as the tasks you are working on at the moment with your child. Write what you want students to do on every card. This will depend on what they are working at the moment: good bow hold, clapping rhythms, curved left hand fingers over the fingerboard, etc. It can also be reviewing a certain piece or playing a passage with the right bowing for older students.
How to make it:
- you can easily make your own.
- or here is a free download with different shapes you can print and use.
You can do this at home practice, at your studio or as a part of group class
- Place the hearts face down on the floor. Have your child pick one and do the assignment on it.
- Shuffle the hearts in front of the child. Have them pick one at a time.
- Your child does not want to practice that day? Tell them they will only do one assignment. Have them pick one heart shaped task and complete it. That would be their practice for the day.
During Private Suzuki Lesson:
- Use if you feel a student is loosing focus and you need to re-direct their focus. Have them pick a heart with one task and complete it.
- This is a fun idea to use at the end of the lesson to do more review with the student. They get to pick one card as their last assignment of the lesson. Whatever song they pick, they have to play for their teacher. If you decided to do this activity, we have ready Suzuki review flash cards for Valentine’s Day you can use. Find them here for violin and here for cello.
During Suzuki Group Class:
- Put all hearts in a hat. Have students draw from the hat and complete the activities.
- Write silly things for students to do if you want more of a fun activity.
Ready Valentine’s Lesson Plans for Suzuki Group Classes
You can use this same idea but expand it to fit quite a bit of early note reading, key signature and music symbol knowledge into your more mature Suzuki violin group classes. Here are also two products with completely ready Suzuki group lesson plans and materials for older Suzuki violin students. Both with Valentine’s theme you can find below: