I used D'Net's fun candy corn note id activity with some of my students to see how quickly they could match up the note on the keyboard with the note on the staff. They really had fun with this activity!
I also printed off a few copies of Susan Paradis' Pumpkin Notes to have my students practice writing notes on the staff.
I found these fun orange pumpkin foam shapes at Michael's so I picked up a package (on sale!) for a couple of dollars and put together a scavenger hunt for my pre-piano camp. I put a left hand and right hand set of finger numbers (using the same little hands I found at my teacher store) on 10 of them, A-G, forte and piano symbols and the whole note, half note, dotted half note and quarter note on several others using a large black marker. This should prove to be quite fun today with my little campers!
Another option to notes on the staff is Susan Paradis' Kandy Keys. A very "sweet" game indeed! It's hard not to snack while I'm getting it ready!
I always try to put together a little something for each of my students. This year I put a small amount of candy in a candy corn baggie and attached a tiny pumpkin and a Wendy's coupon for a free frosty. All together, each baggie cost about $.50. I already had the baggies, the candy was on sale, the pumpkins were 9 for $1 at Walmart and my husband picked up the coupons 10 for $1. Not bad, huh!?