Music This or That is a must for any classroom or private teacher. Get “inside the heads” of your students in order to teach more effectively. Music This or That is tons of fun, a great way to get to know your students and a great icebreaker for groups! See details below.
Music This or That – Music Icebreaker Game
Music This or That is a great way to get “inside the heads” of your students in order to teach more effectively. Why should you care about getting inside the heads of your students? This game is excellent because:
- It’s a great ice breaker.
Students find themselves sharing and chatting about these questions as they group themselves.
- It establishes camaraderie.
Students quickly find themselves connecting with students of similar opinions.
- It reveals interesting thoughts you can use to connect with your students.
The more you know about your students, the more creative you can be in teaching.
- Music This or That validates children’s opinions.
What kids think about music is important too!
How to assemble Music This or That
All you need to do is print the cards out on cardstock and then cut them along the grey lines. You don’t need any more materials that that!
How to play Music This or That
Ask one of the “Would you rather” questions to your students. If in a group, point one way to direct students who answer THIS way to go to the right and THAT way to go to the left. For example, when you ask the question:
Would you rather be the first or the last person to play at a recital?
Point to the right when you say “first” and point to the left when you say “last” so that students can then hurry to the location that shows their preferred answer!