Musical Four Corners, Instrument Families Game
Musical 4 Corners is a great, interactive PowerPoint game for reinforcing instrument families (brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, and keyboards).

There are 36 instruments used in this activity. Check out the thumbnails to see them all. There are also LOTS of slides so the game can be played for 5 minutes or 20.

A favorite indoor recess game at my school is "4 Corners."
Students sneak to a corner by the count of 10 and another player with their eyes closed calls out a corner number and the players standing in that corner are out.

I've modified the game so that each corner is an instrument.
Instead of having an "it" person, you can just play the embedded audio timer clip. The next slide will show an instrument in every corner. The students standing in the corner that matches the instrument family labeled in the center of the slide are out.

This is a great way for students to practice identifying instruments and categorizing them to their families!

More 4 Corners Games
4 Corners BUNDLE!
4 Corners Note & Rest Identification
4 Corners Quarter Note/Rest & 8th Notes-Stick & Standard Bundle
4 Corners Ta, Ti-Ti, Z-Stick Notation
4 Corners Quarter Note/Rest & 8th Notes-Standard Notation
4 Corners Half Notes-Stick & Standard Bundle
4 Corners Half Notes-Stick Notation
4 Corners Half Notes-Standard Notation
4 Corners Sixteenth Notes-Stick & Standard Bundle
4 Corners Sixteenth Notes-Stick Notation
4 Corners Sixteenth Notes-Standard Notation
4 Corners Sol-Mi
4 Corners Sol-Mi-La
4 Corners Sol-Mi-La-Do
4 Corners Do-Re-Mi
More Musical Elements
4 Corners, 4 Voices
4 Corners Dynamics
4 Corners Tempo
4 Corners Treble Clef Pitches
4 Corners Bass Clef Pitches
4 Corners Instrument Families
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  • SOM-4-Corners-Instrument-Families.pptx
  • 4-Corners-Instruments_end-of-game-copy-2.png
  • 4-Corners-Instruments_end-of-game-copy.png
  • 4-Corners-Instruments_rhythm1-copy-2.png
  • 4-Corners-Instruments_timer.png

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Created: Jun 26, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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