New Xylophone Game

I shared a week or so ago about my xylophone game that I got from somewhere a while ago. 🙂  I can’t remember where I found the game or if I made it up myself because I’ve been using it for a few years.  Anyway, I added some new work mats to our game and it helped the children to play the game in a different way.


Here is the first game mat.  We place a tile on each dot left to right, top to bottom as I ding the xylophone.

Then we played the game using the same idea with this mat:

Ten Frame

We’ve only used the top ten frame, but I didn’t want to have to re-print them later.  Same game, I just wanted the kiddos to see quantities on a ten frame and recognize that they can group their tiles into groups of 5 or 10 and not have to count them each time.

Then we switched to this mat:

Ten Frame 2

I wanted to do the same thing as the last mat, but I thought it would be good to match our tiles with a number and then they could see a quantity.  When we used this mat, we counted each number as we placed a tile on it:

“ding”, “one”, “ding”, “two”, “ding”, “three”, etc…

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on August 27, 2013, in Ten Frame, Xylophone Games. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. jenniferstreit

    not ding dong? I do love this activity, there is just something about the sound that gets the room quiet!


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