Fire and Smoke – music style
This is a quick card game that I learned from a high school maths teacher.
So much fun - fill in activity - maybe played backstage to help occupy waiting performing groups as it can be relatively quiet.
I thought I would give it a music twist.
Give it a go and let me know if you like it, or what variations you create.
How to Play
You have a deck of cards.
All kids stand.
Ask these questions to one student at a time, each time drawing a card after they have answered.
When they get one wrong, they sit.
The winners are the students left standing - the ones that have guessed all four questions correctly.
- Fire or Smoke (red or black card) Sing the word fire to a given melody, eg dms - smoke - smd. Can use any melody that needs practice.
- Higher or lower (higher or lower than the numeric value of the card) - Students sings the word higher at a high pitch, or lower at a low pitch.
- In or out (between or outside of the numeric value of the first two cards) Sing or say the word 'in' quietly and the word 'out' loudly.
- What suit? Sing the suit to any melody! Have a bit of fun and improvise.