High, Low and Middle

Age Range: 3 - 11
By: Gary Brand

This game is called high, low and middle. It's very simple - all you have to do is play a pitched instrument (you dont have to play the instrument to do this - just play random notes, as long as you are always playing a few notes at a time and the children move around.

Then play either a high note (they stretch up), a low note (they curl up like balls) and middle note (make a cross with arms).

Always allow a few practice turns so they children get used to the game. Then tell them it's the real game and eliminate any children that get it wrong or are slow or the last to act.

I have played this all the way from nursery to Year 6.

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Edward

You could also play a few notes, having the students listen for the highest/lowest pitch, saying weather number 1, 2 or 3 was the highest/lowest in the sequence.

Or blindfold a student and play a three note sequence and have them replicate - if they are familiar with the layout of the notes. Colourful tuned bells are good.

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