A reader asked me to come up with some ideas inspired by the website: Filth Wizardry
The creative folks at Filth Wizardry had come up with the idea to put words on Lego Duplo Blocks.
Naturally, I came up with some Musical Alphabet Blocks. Using printing labels from Avery Template 8160, size 1 x 2 5/8 I put the musical alphabet on the labels and then cut them to fit on the block.
The possibilities for fun and learning with these blocks are endless. I can't wait to try them with my students.
Here are a couple of ideas:
1. Arrange them in A-G order
2. Arrange them in third order
3. Identify the interval
4. Have one block out, let's say it is E and have the student attach a third, fourth, etc. up or down.
5. Spell simple words: Bead, Face, Egg and play the notes on the keyboard or write them on a staff.
6. Arrange the letters to make chords, inversions, scales. A great teaching tool!
7. Game: Each player gets ten blocks. Place one block out to be the starting block. Place all other blocks in a pile, with the letter side turned over. Players take turns building the alphabet forwards and backwards until they have used all of their blocks. If they do not have a block to play they can pick a block from the pile. If the block they picked can be played, they may play it. If they cannot play it, then it is the next player's turn.
Google Docs: Alphabet Stickers
Check out my other use of Duplo Lego Blocks: Rhythm Blocks