Giant Keyboard & Staff Manipulatives Pack

Since I made my Giant Floor Keyboard three years ago, I have gotten so much use out of it! It is absolutely my favorite studio resource, and has been a staple in my preschool music classes in particular, but I have also used it in piano lessons and group classes. My children love playing with it as well! The vinyl has survived lots of love and use very well and I am still so pleased with it.
The Giant Floor Staff has been wonderful as well! There are so many things you can use it for, and it’s just neat to have a large, off-the-bench area to practice theory concepts on. I usually use beanbags (several have ironed-on letter names; see above picture) or foam circles (see picture on left) with my Giant Floor Keyboard and my Giant Floor Staff, but I have been thinking that there is so much more these can be used for with the proper resources. So I created the Giant Floor Keyboard and Staff Manipulatives Pack. This is available in The Teaching Studio Store as two separate digital downloads (one for the keyboard and one for the staff), or as a bundle at a discounted rate.
Included in each pack are several sets of circular “flashcards” that fit perfectly on the keyboard and staff (if you bought the graphics from me and made them into a 3-foot by 8-foot banner), or if you make your own big keyboard or staff, they fit the following dimensions: key width on the keyboard 5-1/8 inches, space height on the staff 6-5/8 inches.
Each pack includes 12 or 13 sets of these circular flashcards, including: full-color letter names, part-color letter names, black and white letter names, black and white and part-color finger numbers, all letter names (including notes with sharps and flats), notes on the staff (to use with the keyboard to help learn where you play each note on the staff), notes on the keyboard (to use with the staff to learn letter names on the staff and how it relates to the keyboard), sharps and flats (key signature and scale practice), line and space cards to teach about the staff, and some plain black or white cards to use in any way you please.
These are perfect for teaching, reinforcing and practicing theory concepts ( notes on the staff, lines and spaces, scales, arpeggios, triads, key signatures, and much more!) in a fun, visual way. Activity suggestions are given for each set of printable circles, including ideas for groups or individuals, young beginners or more advanced students. Just print as many as you’d like, cut them out, laminate, and you’re ready to play!

 

 

 

 Giant Floor Keyboard Manipulatives Pack
 Giant Floor Staff Manipulatives Pack
 Both Manipulative Packs
Includes 12 sets of printable circles, including letter names, finger numbers, sharps and flats, notes on the staff, and more. Activity suggestions are given for each set of printable circles. Just print as many as you’d like, cut them out, laminate, and you’re ready to play!Digital download. 49 pages.

 

Includes 13 sets of printable circles, including letter names, finger numbers, sharps and flats, notes on the keyboard, lines and spaces, and more. Activity suggestions are given for each set of printable circles. Just print as many as you’d like, cut them out, laminate, and you’re ready to play!Digital download. 77 pages.

 

Jennifer Boster

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