Happy Friday everyone! I hope you're all having a lovely day and have a fun weekend planned. As for me, I am sitting here in my pajamas enjoying the beginning of my weekend and a day off from teaching piano.
Those of you who have purchased my graphic to make a Giant Floor Keyboard will be excited to hear that I now have a Giant Floor Staff graphic available! My vinyl floor staff turned out great and I am so excited to use it in my music classes and camps! I have already gotten some good use out of it in my private lessons. It is so great to have a super fun and different way to help my students learn the notes on the staff, which allows them to get off of the bench and move around.
I debated about putting a clef on there or not...and ended up not. I wanted to be able to use it for bass clef or treble clef notes. I think I may try to make some big clefs that I can put on there when needed, but for now it has worked fine without.
It is nice and big (about 90 inches long 28 inches tall, not including the white border) and is perfect for children to walk, stand, jump, and run on (I know this because my four-year-old son got some great use out of it this morning....also, it is nice and sturdy!!)
Just like my Giant Floor Keyboard, I had it made on www.bannersonthecheap.com. They have excellent prices, high-quality products and super fast delivery time. Totally an awesome deal, and the ease and quality is worth the money, in my opinion!
I created my own custom-designed 3' x 8' banner by first clicking here and then uploading my staff image. Stretch the image to fill the banner area (leaving a small white margin around the outside, if desired) and select the box to center it horizontally. Click "Save and Continue" and you are all set to order your Giant Floor Staff. Easy peasy.
You can use fun letter name beanbags...
...colorful craft foam notes (hmmm, makes me want to play Twister)...
...or simply allow children to walk right on there and be the notes themselves!
Students of all ages and levels (even preschoolers) will get so much use out of this giant staff!
The graphic is available for purchase here as well as on the "Printables & Downloads" page.
Giant Floor Staff Graphic
Labels: Ideas for Summer Teaching, Jenny Boster, Preschool Music, Preschool Piano Camp, Summer Camps, Summer Classes, teaching aids, Teaching Beginning Theory, Theory Games