The Major Minor Marchers
These are the Mini-Marchers
from Music Academy,
They're practising their marching
to be in the marching band, you see. This is the first verse of this active story. Get ready to march around the room with the Mini Marchers fun and energetic challenges.
The Red Hexagon
Play all the C's on your instrument.
Hop on one foot four times
The Orange Hexagon
Play all the D's on your instrument.
Jump side to side four times.
The Yellow Hexagon
Play all the E's on your instrument.
Touch your toes 3 times
The Green Hexagon
Play all the F's on your instrument.
Do 4 jumping jacks
The Blue Hexagon
Play all the G's on your instrument.
March on the spot 5 times
The Purple Hexagon
Play all the A's on your instrument.
Close your eyes & touch your nose 6 times.
The Pink Hexagon
Play all the B's on your instrument.
Say the musical alphabet backwards.
Start and Finish
The Dark Blue Hexagons
To start play your new piece.
To finish play your favourite piece.
To Prepare the Challenges
To prepare the cards cut out the shapes leaving one edge connected.
Cut a piece of card the same shape to stiffen the print out and glue the two sections together, or to each side of the strengthening card, using a glue stick.
Cut out the pocket, fold the flaps under and affix onto the placement guide. The shapes can be stored in the pocket when not in use.
Thread a piece of cord 60 cm long from the top side thru the blue spot, then back up from the other side through the red spot. Secure on the back with tape and use this to tie the cards in place.
How to Play
Download a metronome app on your mobile device and set it at 96 beats per minute. This is known as ANDANTE or walking pace.
Decide a start position.
Measure 7 pairs of steps (14 ticks) from this and place the first marker.
Repeat for all markers.
You can use the 7 pairs of steps to say an alphabet number loud when one foot is used and quietly for the other foot. This encourages the understanding of a strong first beat and a weaker second beat.
Before you move on complete the challenge.
The colours on the challenge cards reflect the colours for C, D, E, F, G, A and B used in the Triquetrae Piano Program. This concept can also be used in different occurrences of the game. The cards can be mixed up and used with both sides.